VFW Post 350, initialized on February 23, 1921, is the second oldest VFW Post in Maryland. The Post started in a member’s house on Maple Avenue. The current property was acquired in the 1960s in an area affectionately known as “Hell’s Bottom.” It got that reputation because, at one time, it was home to a biker bar that was located at the bottom of a valley; police radios wouldn’t work there. So if a call went out, the police had to respond en masse.
We are a community service organization, and all non-veterans are welcome at least once. Our mission is to have a place where veterans can come in and associate with other veterans in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere—to meet and exchange stories about their service. We host regular events of our own and, as a proud member of the Takoma Park Community, we honor requests from nonprofit organizations and our neighbors to use our facility for approved events.
We encourage all veterans in the area to become Post members and are most appreciative of those who make a tax-deductible donation to the Post to support our community work. More information on us can be found on our Facebook page and in a front-page article from the February 4, 2014, Washington Post.