Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 308 in Newtown has marked its 75th anniversary. Earlier this month a citation was presented to the local VFW group from the National Commander-in-Chief expressing appreciation for the Newtown chapter's service. 5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty also congratulated the group in a speech on the House floor recently.
She said that since 1939, VFW Post 308 has made a remarkable commitment to civic engagement and community service. That community service ranged from college scholarships awarded to Newtown High School students to assisting Tornado victims in Oklahoma and supporting families effected by the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The Newtown Post is the 8th oldest in Connecticut. The group has nearly 200 members. Worldwide, there are nearly 2 million VFW and auxiliary members in more than 7,000 posts.