Friends of the Soldiers Home Featured in the Washington Post Magazine

The Sunday Washington Post Magazine  featured the Friends of the Soldiers Home group — and by extension the Armed Forced Retirement Home and Park View community — in Emily Wax’s article Can Soldiers’ Home residents and urban gentrifiers overcome barbed wire? I found it to be a great read and the feature includes a number of videos and side articles. It’s amazing to see what this group has done since Park View resident John Hughes first set up a meeting to discuss the possibilities of a partnership between the surrounding neighborhoods and the AFRH in November 2011.

Below are the video’s associated with the full article:

community outreachCommunity outreach at the Home — The group “Friends of the Soldiers’ Home” volunteers at the Home by helping with bingo nights, happy hour events and other festivities. (video by Whitney Shefte/ The Washington Post — March 1, 2013)

gem for the nationA gem for the nation — John Hughes, president of the community group “Friends of the Soldiers’ home” encourages people to get to know the Home in the same way they know about other national landmarks. (video by Whitney Shefte/ The Washington Post — March 1, 2013)

history of the homeHistory of the Home –The Armed Forces Retirement Home in northwest Washington, D.C., opened in 1851. (video by Whitney Shefte/ The Washington Post — March 1, 2013)

And finally …

park view of the pastPark View of the Past –The Armed Forces Retirement Home grounds in northwest Washington, D.C., used to be open to the public. (video by Whitney Shefte/ The Washington Post — March 1, 2013)

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