Commander John Frado and Chaplain Sharon Frado

Wells-McComas Post 2678 commander John Frado (left) stands with his wife Sharon, who is the post chaplain. Wells-McComas Post 2678 turned 87 on Aug. 22. A celebration was held on Aug. 24. Photo submitted by Wells-McComas Post 2687. 

Wells-McComas Post 2678 celebrated its 87th birthday on August 22.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars post was founded by World War I and Spanish-American War veterans in the Sparrows Point and Edgemere area. These early vets met in Adam Schaefer’s barber shop before their first Post Home was purchased on Black Cove, currently the site of the Edgemere Senior Center.

Post 2678’s celebration was held on Saturday, Aug. 24 at the current Post Home, a Christian school the veterans remodeled in 1994, located across North Point Road from their first building.

Veterans of conflicts from World War II to the war in Afghanistan and members of the Post’s Auxiliary joined to celebrate Wells-McComas’s 87-year history. Also among the 100 attending were members of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 965, which meets at the Post each month.

To open the evening, Post Commander John Frado led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and then thanked everyone for their support throughout the years. After a prayer of thanks by Chaplain Bob Runk, a huge pot luck buffet was enjoyed.