VFW Post 8973 has a long legacy in uptown New Orleans. The Post was named for Alfred E. Flynn, a native of the neighborhood killed in action in during WWII.
After Hurricane Katrina, Post 8973 faced possible extinction. In 2010 though, revitalization began, and in seven years membership has soared to over 300. In November of 2016, they broke ground and began renovations on the Post. Plans for the space include welcoming both veterans and the community for events. Construction is nearly complete, and the proud veterans are anxious to open their doors soon and carry on the Post’s legacy.