VFW Post 399 hosted our 23rd consecutive monthly Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, June 13, 2022 with over 65 donors! The Red Cross Blood Drive in memory of LCPL Charles M. Rochlin USMC sponsored by Charley with a Y Foundation (www.charleywithay.org) was extremely successful. The Blood Drive had a busy reservation schedule throughout the day and exceeded our goal of 45 donors. The success of the blood drive and community support is vital during this period extreme blood shortage throughout the community. Thank you again for your support!

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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!

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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!

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