a summer cottage there while he was president, for example.
The 4th of July event, organized by a group of folks including Park View DC blogger and ANC commish Kent Boese, was really cool, with food trucks, music, and more, and I believe it was the first time the home's grounds had been open to the public since 1968. You can see some photos here. It's officially known as the Armed Forces Retirement Home -- here's their Wikipedia page.
If you'd like to do more with the home, or help out with more events, here's a great event!
Meet the Friends of the Soldiers Home!
Friday, Sept. 14, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
upstairs at the fabulous Chez Billy
3815 Georgia Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20011
Suggested donation: $10 per person
Our July 4th celebration made clear we can’t hold events and meet our goals to serve the Armed Forces Retirement Home and surrounding community without your support
Friends of the Soldiers Home is changing the dynamic in Petworth/Park View/Pleasant Plains/Bloomingdale/Brookland/Columbia Heights/Fort Totten/Takoma and beyond in community relations with the Armed Forces Retirement Home. After numerous volunteer projects and a great July 4 event, we are getting ready for the next big celebration of Octoberfest on Oct. 7. Please stop by and show your support for this great non-profit, and see some friends and neighbors along the way.
RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Use the attached flyer to hang on the refrigerator and give to your friends and neighbors.
Thank you so much, and see you Sept. 14th!
Friend of the Home
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