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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Volunteering: The Armed Forces Retirement Home

The law firm I work for is very active in the community.
This year, we were a proud sponsor of the 9/11 National Day of Service & Rememberance, an event organized by the non-profit organization Greater D.C. Cares.

Twelve attorneys and staff volunteered at The Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C.
One of the gentleman was nice enough to tell me a bit about the history of the grounds.
You can read a little bit about it here.  Very interesting - Lincoln lived here during the Civil War.

Our group was separated into two separate teams - one visited with residents while playing
pool and ping-pong, wrote postcards to service members overseas,
and one helped upkeep the grounds by repainting faded crosswalks.
 We aren't professional crosswalk painters - but I think we did a pretty darned good job :)
Last, but not least, our group of volunteers.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, very interesting post, greetings from Greece!