Thursday, September 13, 2012

Friends of the Soldiers Home event this Friday at Chez Billy

On the 4th of July, I had a chance to visit the Old Soldiers Home in Petworth and Park View -- it's a military retirement community with a lot of open land and some interesting history: Abraham Lincoln had 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.

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!

John Hughes
Friend of the Home

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