MARMORA – Members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians recently completed a project to repaint the exterior of VFW Post 8695 in Marmora.
AOH president Mike Hagan and members painted the VFW post when they finally got a day of good weather, said VFW post president Charles Adelizzi. He said the post’s veterans are grateful for their efforts.
The VFW Post on Lyndhurst Road was originally an Army barracks located at the Erma airport during World War II, according to a press release.
In 1948, the Army began to demolish the buildings and Post 8695 members were able to secure a barracks. The building was taken apart and transported in pieces to Marmora, where it was reassembled by members.
The Fraser Ross Sack Watchko VFW Post was chartered in 1946. It is named after four Upper Township residents who were killed in action in World War II. The post is currently the home of the VFW, the Hibernians and the Shore Points Presbyterian Church.