The Joseph J. Clinton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 399 will host the Town of Westport Veterans Day ceremony on November 11th starting with the Westport Community Band playing patriotic music at 10:30am to honor all those who have served in the United States military — Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. The program will include Posting the Colors by VFW Post 399, remarks by Senator Tony Hwang and First Selectman Jim Marpe, Veterans Day Address by Staples High School Senior Pierre Briand and a Ceremonial Firing salute by the Westport Police Department.  A special tribute will be dedicated to honor our WW2 and Korean War veterans for their service, sacrifice and commitment.  We thank every veteran for your service!

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As an Eagle Project, Westport Troop 100 Scouts organized volunteers to paint the VFW Post 399 parking lot lines throughout the weekend!  In preparation for the upcoming 2021 Veterans Day ceremony on November 11th over 20 volunteers took part in the project. Volunteers are were back at it on Saturday and completed the project on Sunday.  A special thanks to all the Scouts for their hard work and determination to help the veteran community.  Thanks again to everyone involved with this important project!

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VFW Post 399 recently hosted our 14th consecutive monthly Red Cross Blood Drive on October 12th with over 54 donors.  The successful blood drive was sponsored by the Charley With A Y Foundation in memory of Westport resident Lance Corporal Charles M. Rochlin, USMC.

The Red Cross is currently facing an emergency blood shortage.  Donor turnout has reached the lowest level of the year as many delayed giving amid a return to the workplace and recent surge in COVID-19 cases due to the delta variant.  Your blood  is critical, so please call 1-800-738-2767 or click www.redcrossblood.org to make an appointment for our next VFW Blood Drive scheduled on Wednesday, November 17th between 11am-4pm.
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