VENTNOR -- V.F.W. Post 3361 has stood the test of time since it was built in 1950, but after it flooded with 30 inches of water from Hurricane Sandy, it was forced to shut its doors -- until Saturday.
Dozens showed up Saturday at the V.F.W. to celebrate and to re-open its doors for area vets to enjoy.
V.F.W. officials in attendance said they were proud to be a part of the post's history.
"Well we have a lot of history in this community," said Robert McNulty, the posts' senior vice commander. "A lot of veterans before me served well to establish this post and maintain it. And to be a part of that effect, to bring it back to service, it's an overwhelming feeling."
According to the V.F.W. the small business administration estimated the damage to the building at $63-thousand dollars, and since there was no flood insurance policy, the veterans were responsible for the full cost.