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  • The ‘Best’ VFW Post In The State Celebrates 75 Years

    “My respect and awe grows every year. This is the best post in Connecticut and serves the best town in Connecticut.”

    First Selectman Pat Llodra, remarking on VFW Post 308 and its members

     

    A lot of laughter and a few tears accompanied the VFW Post 308’s 75th anniversary celebration Sunday, March 2.

  • VFW Prepares To Celebrate 75 Years; Public Invited To Diamond Jubilee, Sunday

    VFW members and supporters often stand on the corner of Mile Hill Road and Main Street South to show their patriotism when events such as The CT United Ride, an annual motorcycle ride that honors those lost on 9/11, runs past the post as it moves through Newtown. It is just one way the VFW Post has been part of the community since it was chartered in March 1939. The public is invited to join current and former members to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the post on Sunday, March 2.

  • Valentines For Troops Effort Sending Local Love Overseas

    Prepared with love from Sandy Hook School students were 44 boxes of Valentine wishes and goods going to service men and women overseas.

    With the help of Newtown’s Post Master Cathy Zieff, Supervisor Richard Crowther, and postal carrier David Link, students, parents, and school staff on Friday, February 7, readied packages in an annual Valentines For Troops effort at Sandy Hook School, currently housed at Monroe’s Chalk Hill Middle School.

  • Another Option For Those Missing Library’s Wi-Fi: Newtown VFW Post

    At the January 15 meeting of Newtown VFW Post 308, the membership agreed that after the recent water damage at C.H. Booth Library they wanted to help residents in any way they could.   

  • Veterans Honored At VFW Ceremony

    Clear skies and a cool breeze greeted the dozens of residents and students from Newtown Middle School attending the Veterans’ Day ceremony, Monday, November 11, at the VFW Post 308 property on Tinkerfield Road.

  • VFW To Host Veterans Day Memorial Service

    Newtown VFW Post 308 will host its annual Veteran’s Day Memorial on Monday, November 11, at 11 am. All are welcome to attend the ceremony.

    Post Commander James Rebman will be the master of ceremonies and First Selectman Patricia Llodra will be the guest speaker. The memorial will last about one hour and seating is available.

    Newtown VFW is on Freedom Defenders Way (formerly 18 Tinkerfield Road), just northeast of the intersection of Wasserman Way and South Main Street.

  • Newtown VFW Announces Outreach For Teacher’s Family In Nevada

    As many have heard, another school shooting took place on October 21, this time at a middle school in Sparks, Nev. A 12-year old student wounded two fellow students and killed a teacher before taking his own life. The eighth grade math teacher, Michael Landsberry, was a former Marine and an Air National Guard Master Sergeant. He reportedly tried to shield students from the young shooter.

  • Patriot’s Pen Essay Competition Open To Local Students

    Commander James Rebman of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #308 recently announced the kick-off of this year’s VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary “Patriot’s Pen Essay Competition.”

    Local middle school students in sixth through eighth grade can compete in the VFW’s annual essay competition for the potential to win thousands of dollars.

  • Flags Should Be Lowered For Memorial Day

    All flags should be lowered to half-staff today, in honor of Memorial Day. They should remain lowered until sunset this evening, which will be 8:12 pm.

    President Obama released a proclamation on Friday, a "Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2013," which said in part: 

  • Memorial Day Service Scheduled At VFW

    The public is invited to attend a Ceremony of Remembrance on Monday, May 27, at the Newtown Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 308. The program will begin at 11 am, under the direction of  Past Post Commander Donald Monckton, master of ceremonies.

    The guest speaker will be Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra.

    The Newtown VFW is at 18 Tinkerfield Road, at the corner of Wasserman Way and South Main Street.