The Barbed Wire is Gone!

The uninviting barbed wire is no longer a fixture of the fence.

The uninviting barbed wire is no longer a fixture of the fence.

At long last, the barbed 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 … but this was a long-term goal of theirs. I couldn’t be happier that that day finally came  to pass.

In addition to removing the barbed wire, the AFRH also plans to paint the fence. I’m not sure when this work will begin, but was left with the impression that it would be soon.  I’m genuinely looking forward to seeing this work completed and having the fence once again becoming part of the beauty of the Soldiers’ Home grounds.

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One Comment on “The Barbed Wire is Gone!”

  1. rmandle Says:

    The barbed wire along Rock Creek Church Road was removed several years ago (just before 2010 I believe). They also had a crew painting the RCCR fence last week – hopefully they are making their way to Park Place next!

    The AFRH (and the friends of) has been doing such an amazing job embracing the community lately!


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