Barbed Wire Along Park Place Scheduled for Removal

One good piece of news I learned last week is that all the old barbed wire on the Soldiers’ Home fence along Park Place is scheduled to be removed as part of the ongoing maintenance plan at AFRH.  The maintenance workers are taking it down as they have the time.

According to the AFRH, it is a time-consuming task because the wire is rusty and needs to be handled with great care so the workers don’t hurt themselves. That said, the administrators at AFRH anticipates that it will all be taken down by the end of the year

The barbed wire along Rock Creek Church Road was removed last year.

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4 Comments on “Barbed Wire Along Park Place Scheduled for Removal”

  1. Fancypants Says:

    Agreed. This is very good news. I was just walking by there this weekend thinking about the ugly impression the barbed wire made. Good to see AFRH is doing this.

  2. John H. Says:

    I too want to cheer this good news. It is I believe a sign of good things to come.

  3. IMGoph Says:

    thank god. the wire made (makes) this seem like a high-security prison.


  4. […] wire atop the Soldiers’ Home’s historic wrought iron fence along Park Place is gone. Back in May 2010, I reported that the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) was planning to remove the barbed wire […]


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