Two WWII vets and Vietnam vet to discuss life at war and among local veteran groups

Warwick. Warwick Historical Society will host two local World War II veterans and a Vietnam veteran discussing their life in the service and relationships with local veteran organizations.

| 01 Nov 2022 | 04:38

Join the Warwick Historical Society (WHS) for Veterans’ Day Remembrances, an evening of storytelling and sharing with local Veterans at 7 p.m on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the A.W. Buckbee Center.

The event will feature WHS Board Member and former Naval officer and Vietnam Veteran Thomas Brennan. Brennan will welcome Donald MacFarland, a Navy aviation machinist mate, World War II veteran and 40-year member of the American Legion; and Warren MacFarland, an Army World War II veteran and artillery mechanic for triple A batteries. Don and Warren are brothers, aged 95 and 98 respectively.

The three men will share personal remembrances of life in the service, and talk about their connections with veteran organizations in the Hudson Valley.

Two active veteran organizations in Warwick are the Warwick Veterans of Foreign War Post 4662, and Warwick’s American Legion Post 214. These community organizations help veterans and their families secure services, providing a connection and advocating for and recognizing the sacrifices of men and women who served in the military.

Everyone is welcome, and reservations are appreciated but not required. Questions and audience interaction are encouraged. For more information or to make a reservation, call the WHS at 845-986-3236.

Veterans’ Day Remembrances: 7 p.m on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the A.W. Buckbee Center, 2 Colonial Avenue, Warwick.
For more information about VFW 4662, call 845-988-VETS (8387). For more information about Legion Post 214, call 845-986-1290.