Ever since I was a kid I have always wanted to serve our country. When I went to take my physical to join the Navy, though, I found out I was pregnant with my daughter. Great news, but in the '80s they had not changed some of the "joining' rules yet. So I try to serve in other ways by supporting those who have served and do serve.

But I've just found out some fantastic news: Now I can join the Veterans of Foreign Wars because I have a family member who was a combat veteran! Awesome!Yakima's VFW Post 379 is having a membership drive and open house this Saturday (Sept. 16) at their headquarters, 118 S. Fifth Ave. They'll have a resource fair for veterans from 10 a.m.-noon They will also have some great food and live music Saturday at 5 p.m.

This is your chance to be part of the VFW even if you didn't actually serve.