Just days before our big annual July 4 celebration, some Friends headed up to the Soldiers Home to get things started early. Alan Bjerga brought his guitar and performed a July 4-themed set of music. He brought song sheets so everyone could sing along. About a dozen other Friends served pizza, chips and drinks and took seats next to veteran residents to visit and sing along with the songs, as M.C. Russell did in the photo below. There was plenty of talk about the July 4 festival, and we friends were encouraging residents to come out and celebrate on the big day. Thanks to Alan for performing, and to other Friends for volunteering. The monthly Saloon Night at the Soldiers Home was another big success! Photo by Lori Lincoln.