Hundreds of people came to the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington on Aug. 29 for Great Scott, the program dedicating the new, state-of-the-art Scott Building on campus. Friends of the Soldiers Home was honored to participate in this great event with the Home and President Lincoln’s Cottage.
As part of the day, people took tours of President Lincoln’s Cottage and other historic buildings on campus, including the home where President James Buchanan stayed when the Home served as the Camp David of the later 1800s. DC Reynolds and Captain Cookie provided tasty tacos and fresh cookies, while residents gave tours of the new Scott Building. Children enjoyed the petting zoo, while people of all ages loved climbing to the top of the Sherman Building tower for an unsurpassed view of the nation’s capital.
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Friends of the Soldiers Home in cooperation with the Armed Forces Retirement Home and President Lincoln’s Cottage is pleased to invite you to….Open House Festivities
Thursday, Aug. 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Armed Forces Retirement Home, 140 Rock Creek Church Road N.W., Washington, D.C.
**Climb to the top of the Sherman Tower (pictured) and tour other historic buildings rarely open to the public**
Tour the historic Quarters 1, constructed in 1857, and Quarters 6, built in 1907. (One-hour tours begin each half hour starting at 10:30 a.m. Last tour starts at 2 p.m.
— Processional and opening remarks, 10 a.m.
— Soldiers’ Home residents give tours of the new Scott Building, 10:15 a.m.
— Live band at noon
Friends of the Soldiers Home would like to thank the residents and staff of the Armed Forces Retirement Home, as well as Lincoln’s Cottage, for these continuing opportunities that open the precious, historic campus to the greater community.