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Blood Drive and Book Signing
Donate blood Saturday, August 11 at the Portsmouth VFW/American Legion Blood Drive at the VFW Post Home in Common Fence Point and hear and meet Portsmouth author Frank L. Grzyb talk about his newest book "Rhode Island's Civil War Hospital, Life and Death at Portsmouth Grove, 1862 - 1865". With 1,700 patients, the hospital at Portsmouth Grove became "a place of recovery and recuperation" at a time when medicine was failing. It was the Civil War and little has been written about the hospital at Portsmouth Grove (Melville). Books will be available for purchase. Presentation will begin at 10:30. Rhode Island Blood Center will be open from 10:00 until 2:00.
More About Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
The Alvaro E. Vieira VFW Post 5390 is a gathering place for local veterans to meet, discuss issues and receive emotional support from others who have served this country. This location is on Anthony Road, just north of Massachusetts Boulevard.
The mailing addiress is PO Box 282, Portsmouth, RI 02871-0282.
Other events here
- KARAOKE and DANCING Weekly on Saturdays, 7:00 pm–11:00 pm