The Hollister Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9242 recently debuted a new website designed to expand its reach to local servicemen and women in San Benito County. In a message on the site's homepage, Commander Bernardo Ramirez said his goal "is to have more veterans join our post, especially our young Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. They will be a great asset to our post with their knowledge and fresh ideas."

While not all tabs on the site are functional yet — such as a calendar of events and resources page — it does include information about the post and its officers along with a "Projects" tab with photos of post members working on the Dug Out at the Veterans Memorial Building downtown.

Ramirez's message said he and the post would "like to begin working more closely with the American Legion on helping our veterans and the Hollister community" and that the post is working on a banner program that  will honor active duty military personnel by placing banners in front of the Vet's Building on Memorial Day and Veterans' Day. Those banners would then remain in place until the servicemember returns home or is discharged. 

Ramirez added that he is also working on a scholarship program for high school students whose parents are veterans.

To visit the VFW's new website, click here.