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The 4th of July event was enjoyed by both AFRH residents and visitors alike.

The 4th of July event was enjoyed by both AFRH residents and visitors alike.

Our July 4 celebration required tremendous help to succeed.

We want to say a loud and public thank you to the following people:

The residents of the Armed Forces Retirement Home. Your graciousness in opening up your beautiful campus to the community made this event possible.

The staff of the Armed Forces Retirement Home; your help in planning and executing this event, and your assistance in providing materials, is deeply appreciated.

Trout Unlimited, which provided fishing poles, bait and several volunteers, all of whom worked hard in the hot sun so children could fish on July 4, many for the first time in their lives.

These wonderful food vendors: The Tender Rib, Lemongrass, Captain Cookie and the Milk Man, Stix, Los Verracos and Reba’s Funnel Cakes

We are grateful for the participation of:
President Lincoln’s Cottage
DJ Billy White
Baba Ras D for his Harambee
Capt. Dupree and Engine 14 of the DC Metropolitan Fire Department
Angela Strange and Park View Kids Zone
Demetrius G Limousine and Photography

We are grateful for support for this event from:
Qualia Coffee
Barry Dindyal, owner of The Hitching Post and Fusion
Capital Bike Share

Last, but definitely not least:
Friends of the Soldiers Home has the best and most dedicated volunteers in the city. More than 25 of them worked at least two hours each on July 4 to make the event successful. Thank you so much.

The Friends of the Soldiers Home July 4 Planning Committee spent months working on this event. They went far and above the call of duty. We deeply appreciate this “fantastic five”: Lori Lincoln, chair; Tamia Datcher, Victoria Taylor Earls, Carrie Green and Alexis Mapes.

All of you make leading this organization a great joy. Thank you.

Sincerely,

John Hughes
President
Friends of the Soldiers Home

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