The Joseph J. Clinton Veterans of Foreign of Wars (VFW) Post 399 Westport extends our sincere gratitude to the Westport Young Woman’s League (WYWL) for awarding a 2022 Grant of $500.00 to VFW Post 399! Throughout the past 102 years, VFW Post 399 has been the heart and soul of the veteran community and a Westport institution. Please be assured that the Grant will make a difference in helping with much needed infrastructure repairs and allowing us to continue in our support for both veterans and our community. Again, we are extremely grateful for being awarded this Grant and thank the WYWL for everything they accomplish for the community!
For the past 102 years, the Joseph J. Clinton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 399 honored the brave service members who gave their lives for our great country on Memorial Day. Hundreds of veterans, VFW Post 399 honor guard and VFW Auxiliary float were on hand in support of the annual Town of Westport Memorial Day parade.
After the parade, Tom Dubrosky, VFW Post 399, proudly presided over the Memorial Day Services and wreath laying ceremony held on Veteran’s Green across the street from the Town Hall. Everyone was invited to VFW Post 399 for lunch hosted by Angelina’s Trattoria, traditional Bagpiper selection by Art Began, Staples High School students Joseph and Michael Rossi and a special happy hour hosted by Catch A Lift. In addition, we raised a glass and toast for Senior Chief Petty Officer Allan Chavez, who we lost a few months ago.
Our VFW Post 399 Auxiliary impressively built a float to honor our veterans on Memorial Day. A.J. Penna and Son provided the truck, trailer and a driver for the parade float! We can’t do it all, can’t do it alone and can’t do it without your help. Again, we appreciate your support to the brave men and women who have served our country!
Throughout the month of May, the men and women of the Westport Weston Family YMCA’s Aqua Fit classes are joining with Westport veterans’ groups, to raise awareness and help. On Sunday, May 1st, the Aqua Fit class hosted a coffee hour and informational table in the Y lobby staffed by members of VFW Joseph Clinton Post 399, and the VFW Auxiliary.
Next Saturday (May 7, 10 a.m.), the Staples high School girls golf team — coached by beloved Aqua Fit instructor Patty Kondub — will tidy up and pay respect at veterans’ graves in Assumption Cemetery on Greens Farms Road. Everyone is welcome to help.
On Saturday, May 21 (4:30 to 5:30 p.m.), the public is invited to join a “drop-in” Aqua Fit class. Get healthy, see why members are so loyal — and the $20 fee for the drop-in class will benefit the VFW Auxiliary. All month long, the Aqua Fit program is sponsoring a donation box, with “Wish List,” in the Y lobby.