BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 97 that was previously located in south Bakersfield has been demolished.

After previously providing companionship and support for local veterans for 50 years, VFW Post 97 was officially put out of commission on Sunday.

In its hay day, the post had more than 500 members. Now, post officials are hoping a new location will fix a decline in members.

The group will still meet at California State University, Bakersfield the second Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. inside the Student Union. Post officials say the goal is still to have a building of their own either on campus or off.

The post still has around 300 active members, but says they would love to have more.