- Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 8:49 am
Each year, just prior to Memorial Day, members of Newtown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 308 place new flags on the graves of all veterans buried in Newtown, a way of honoring departed service members each May.
- Saturday, February 21, 2015
Sandy Hook Elementary School’s PTA Valentines For Troops committee had already made efforts to pack letters, toiletries, chocolate, and Girl Scout cookies provided by Newtown VFW Post 308 together in packages by the time students entered the school’s lecture hall on Tuesday, February 10.
- Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Newtown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 308 Ladies Auxiliary members are celebrating.
Several members received their 20-year pins Saturday, January 10, “a little something to make the day a little more special and let them know they are appreciated,” said Auxiliary member Susan Dlouhy. “If not for them we would not be as far along as we are.”
- Saturday, December 13, 2014
During a December 5 ceremony recognizing local and district Patriot’s Pen & Voice of Democracy student essay contest winners, area officials, politicians, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 308 members, educators, and parents gathered at the Newtown Municipal Center. The group assembled before a mural recently displayed honoring Newtown’s veterans. Local attorney and selectman James Gaston, also a judge this year, addressed the crowd. Also sharing time at the podium or lending their support were, from far right, 112th District State Representative-elect J.P.
- Wednesday, November 19, 2014
To the Editor:
Former Marine Dave Silber and his family want to thank VFW Post 308 in Newtown for sponsoring his retirement party and the kickoff of the Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots toy drive.
A big thank you to all that attended and an additional thank you for all those who donated to the toy drive during his retirement party. A special thanks to VFW Post 308’s Commander James Rebman for his integral part in organizing the event.
- Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Resident and Ladies Auxiliary member Jennifer Clark sings the national anthem during the Veterans Day Service of Remembrance at VFW Post 308. Behind her, from left, are Post Chaplain Donna Monteleone, First Selectman Pat Llodra, and Post Commander James Rebman.
- Monday, November 10, 2014
November 11 was originally designated to honor the end of World War I, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Known as Armistice Day for many years, the date has become a day to honor all veterans of all of the wars in which this country has been engaged since World War I.
The public is invited to join members of VFW Post 308 for its annual Service of Remembrance on Tuesday, November 11, at 11 am.
The service will take place at the VFW Post, Freedom Defendors Way (18 Tinkerfield Road), off Mile Hill Road.
- Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 308 and its Ladies Auxiliary recently announced that the Patriot’s Pen Essay Competition is open for local students through Friday, October 29.
The program was started in 1947, and the national program provides students in sixth through eighth grade the opportunity to express democratic ideas and principles. This year’s theme is “Why I Appreciate America’s Veterans.”
- Monday, June 23, 2014
A flag retirement ceremony took place at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 308 Saturday, June 14, on Flag Day, where collections of tattered American flags were honorably retired.
“A flag is retired when it has served its duty,” said VFW Men’s Auxiliary President Robert Arnold. “The ceremony is a respectful, solemn way to say goodbye to an old friend.”
- Thursday, June 5, 2014
VFW Men’s Auxiliary President Robert Arnold, left, participates in a formal flag retirement ceremony at Newtown VFW Post 308. The post is inviting the public to drop off old, worn out flags for a proper retirement. A public ceremony will be held at the post on Flag Day.