- Tuesday, June 9, 2015
To the Editor:
Hillary Clinton wrote that it takes a village to raise a child. It takes a nation of volunteer fundraisers, such as myself, to provide severely-wounded military with the handicap houses they need to live out the rest of their lives as comfortably as possible.
- Tuesday, May 26, 2015
A sampling of Newtown’s population gathered on the grounds of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 308, Freedom Defenders Way, Monday morning, May 25, to honor the memories of service men and women who have died, as well as to recognize the service of current troops.
In the crowd were a number of veterans from earlier wars: Vietnam, Korea, and World War II, as well as from Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Saturday, May 23, 2015
Setting out flags in honor of veterans Friday were Newtown Woman’s Club GFWC members and volunteers, from left, Jan Happel, Betty Warner, Marion Thompson, Dave Thompson (with his back turned), and on the far right are Millie Anderson and Pat Bailey. Hidden from view is Coke Cramer. The women set the flags out at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument/The War Memorial at the intersection of Hannover Road and Main Street.
- 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.
- Tuesday, November 11, 2014
A warm Sunday night in Hartford, August 7, 1932. Several dozen men and women — exhausted, dirty, hungry — trudge into the city after the long trip from Washington, D.C. They have just made history.
Along with 45,000 other military veterans and their families, they camped for several months to press the federal government for long-promised aid. Specifically, they want the immediate release of cash payments (the Bonus) promised to them after World War I.
- Friday, July 4, 2014
Each letter was precise. Each name inscribed at the Newtown Municipal Center honored a veteran serviceman or woman from Newtown who has served in the military in the past several decades. Another tribute to veterans of prior years hangs in the Edmond Town Hall.
- Friday, November 15, 2013
About 60 people, many current or former armed service members, turned out Saturday morning for a brief unveiling ceremony of a memorial mural created for the Newtown Municipal Center by local artist David Merrill honoring all residents who have served since 1971.
- Friday, October 4, 2013
The Leaps of Faith Disabled Waterskiers Club hosted a successful Adaptive Water Sports Retreat for veterans September 20–22, at its lakeside location on Lake Zoar.
- Friday, September 6, 2013
From indoor spinning training at military installations to multi-day, long-distance rides, Ride 2 Recovery helps injured veterans heal through the challenge of cycling long distances using hand cycles, recumbents, tandems and traditional road bikes. This year’s ride is scheduled to pass through Newtown on Tuesday, September 10.