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Newtown VFW Post 308

  • Home Depot Grant Will Help VFW Members Rebuild Entryway

    Through its Community Impact Grants Program, The Home Depot Foundation has awarded $5,000 to Newtown VFW Post 308. The donation will be used to rebuild the front entrance and upgrade part of the existing handicapped entry to the building on Freedom Defenders Way.

    Walter Dolan, the local post’s junior vice commander, is the project chairman.

  • Newtown VFW Planning 75th Anniversary Celebration

    Newtown VFW Post 308 will celebrate its 75th anniversary with an afternoon event on Sunday, March 2.

    The Veterans of Foreign Wars, a fraternal organization, began in 1899 after the Spanish American War. As of today, there almost 7,000 VFW posts in the United States. Newtown’s post, founded in March 1939, is the eighth oldest in Connecticut.

    Since its inception, the Newtown VFW has extended support to veterans and their families. Members participate in many community, municipal and school  outreach programs.

  • Two Students Presented VFW Scholarships

    Newtown VFW Post 308 Senior Vice Commander Brendan Dlouhy announced Newtown High School 2013 graduates Kate Rebman and Mark Todd as recipients of $500 scholarships during a short ceremony on Monday, August 19. 

    “We’re very proud of the essays that they wrote,” said Mr Dlouhy.

    Through the VFW Post 308’s efforts, Mr Dlouhy said it both furthers veterans causes and supports the community.

  • Newtown VFW Announces Scout Of The Year Program

    The Newtown VFW Post 308 and Auxiliaries will be participating in the National Scout of the Year Program, as announced by Post Commander James Rebman. 

    The Newtown VFW Post will be doing outreach with candidates for the award to help in preparation for  submissions.

    The winner of the Newtown chapter winner will receive a check for $100 and will go on to compete at the state level. The Connecticut winner will then be eligible to compete on the national level for scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.