About a dozen Friends of the Soldiers Home volunteers invaded the Defenders’ Inn on the Soldiers’ Home campus for the first time in 2014 on Jan. 7. The Friends brought some friends — the outstanding blues/rock band Nobody’s Business. About 50 residents came down to the Inn for Saloon Night With Friends, and a wonderful, raucous time was had by all. There was dancing! Not too long ago there was still barb wire on the fence between the Soldiers’ Home and the surrounding neighborhood. Now community members and veterans were swinging and swaying with one another. Oh my. Aren’t we off to a wonderful start in 2014?