A new community group formed to lead an effort to renovate the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall, an 1897 building on Long Island Avenue. The building is owned by the Henry James Jones VFW Post 2937.
To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts and to serve our veterans, the military and our communities and advocate on behalf of all veterans.
The original section of the structure dates from the late 19th century, although it has been added onto several times over the last 121 years. It originally served as a grange hall for produce that was shipped from Eastern Long Island. In 1934 it was transformed into the VFW hall and was named after World War I hero Henry James Jones of Yaphank who was killed in action on November 1, 1918, eleven days before the armistice was signed. For years it has been used as a community rental hall until disrepair forced the closure of the kitchen.
507 Long Island Avenue, Medford (NY), 11763, United States