History of our Post
Isadore Hoehn Post 7397 received its Charter from the Veterans of Foreign Wars in August of 1966. Our Post was named for Isadore Hoehn, the only Lenexa resident who was killed while serving his country during World War I.
Post meetings were initially held in the basement of Past Commander Joe Timberlake, and later at Bud's Tavern in Lenexa. The Post subsequently relocated to Krumm's Store building which included a small Clubroom for the members. It was during this period that the membership voted to purchase five lots on Pflumm for our permanent Post Home. An additional plot was acquired in 1991 for our north parking lot. Fundraising commenced with parties and dances, and when the land was finally acquired, it was cleared by volunteers form the Post.
The membership borrowed $100,000 and an additional $10,000 to erect the building that houses our Post today, and in November of 1972 the members of Post 7397 moved into their permanent Post Home. Most of the labor and material for the project was donated by members, many of whom are talented craftsmen. Their commitment and spirit of volunteerism has allowed the Post to complete many improvements over the years, and that tradition continues even today. As a result of the foresight and hard work of our charter members, today Post 7397 is able to carry out its mission of serving veterans, their families and the community.
We have more than 450 active members in Post #7397 and are located at 9550 Pflumm in Lenexa KS. We are open Sunday 3 p.m. to close. Monday through Friday 1 p.m. until close. Saturday 12 p.m. to close Veterans, active duty military personnel and guests are welcome to visit us.
Our VFW Post is also the home the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, the Michael White American Legion Post #407, Sons of the American Legion (SAL), the American Legion Auxiliary and the American Legion Riders Post 407. We are also proud that we are the home of the General Oppenheimer Det. Of the Marine Corps League, 1st Marine Div Assn and the Korean War Veterans Assn.