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In Takoma Park, a fading VFW
post gets a boost from its tie-
dyed neighbors

Washington Post, by Steve Hendrix

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/4/2014 4:05:09 AM

For more than 15 years, Bob Patten passed the little block building near his house — the one with the antiaircraft gun in the parking lot — without going inside. A self-described typical Takoma Park liberal (“retired peace activist turned bicycle transportation planner”), he’d never had much reason to pay a call on the town’s tiny VFW post. Now he’s become something of a regular. In the past year, he’s been to two concerts, a birthday party and a fundraiser for a nonprofit group in the one-room bar, downing $1.75 drafts alongside the former Marines, soldiers and other veterans who

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: atexaslupine, 2/4/2014 6:17:57 AM     (No. 9718440)

the screen got a little blurry there at the end for me. sometimes, even liberals get it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: John c, 2/4/2014 6:56:54 AM     (No. 9718460)

A local Post was just surviving on weekly Ballroom dancing until 2 years ago but is now a pocket park site with a bench, by a rerouted stream.

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