Williams, a 20-year retired Army veteran, has a strong passion for the VFW post and its mission to protect all the combat veterans who have served this county.
“Our mission it is to protect (their) benefits,” Williams said. “If it weren’t for this (and other) organizations we wouldn’t have any benefits left.”
The VFW protects those benefits by lobbying Congress and without high membership numbers those voices would not be heard.
“Congress isn’t going to listen to 50 members,” Williams said. “But they will listen to 2 million.”
Williams hopes the outdoor renovations is just the beginning for updating Post 9664 and has already started planning the next round of proposals to acquire more money for future renovation plans they have.
“Next we want to renovate the inside of the building,” Williams said. “We have to provide a place for veterans to go that looks halfway decent and feels like home.”