Where did you serve and what did you do?
Operation Desert Shield/Storm. Served as a Storekeeper in the Navy. Worked in warehouses loading and unloading cargo. Also worked with the manifesting of personnel coming and going on flights being stationed in the United Emirate countries and Egypt.
How are you #StillServing?
I am a member of VFW Post 4700 in San Antonio TX. Our Post is very old and has needed a lot of upgrades, including painting inside, replacing old frames with framed posters of veterans who served in different wars and campaigns. I am the only female member in this post and am very close to all my comrades. I am an avid volunteer in planning benefit events and with buying plants to upgrade the outside of the Post. I donated our new VFW Post sign that sits on the roof of the building. We help our community with donating and distributing food and clothes. Our Post is old and requires much work to make it presentable but my love for my comrades and my dedication to this old building makes it a home for many of our Veterans, including myself.
Why do you do it?
I volunteer wherever I see work that needs to be done. Our Post is old and neglected but I love the feeling I get when I see some of my work on display. These Veterans are my comrades and my friends and what I do for this Post comes from my heart.