Posted tagged ‘holidays’

Area More Seasonal Following Weekend Events

December 18, 2017

Over the weekend, things started to look more like the holidays.

On Saturday, volunteers partnered with Wreaths Across America to lay wreaths on graves at the Armed Forces Retirement Home Cemetery.

… and on Sunday evening, neighbors in Kalorama decorated the lions on the southern side of Taft bridge on Connecticut Avenue.

You Can Support Holiday Wreaths at the Soldiers’ Home Cemetery

December 11, 2017

Recently, I learned about Wreaths Across America, which each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, participates by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,000 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad. The even this year is scheduled for Saturday, December 16th. Volunteers can participate in one of two ways. The first is by buying a wreath, which costs $15, to be placed on a veterans grave. The second is by volunteering to help place the wreaths at the cemeteries.

While the most well known cemetery is Arlington, there are many cemeteries that participate and many of them don’t have enough wreaths or volunteers to go around. One of those cemeteries  is at the Armed Forces Retirement Home (Volunteer or support a wreath here).

In checking out the details of the Soldiers’ Home wreath laying event, as of this this writing, there a total of 2,662 wreaths currently committed for 14,000 veteran graves. I think we can do better.

Details about the event is below and can also be found here.

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

Please join the young women of the DC metro area American Heritage Girls as we lay wreaths at US Soldiers’ & Airmen’s Home National Cemetery (DCSAHN) to honor and remember our deceased heroes. Please do not forget to register on the US Soldiers’ & Airmen’s Home National Cemetery (DCSAHN) to receive updates about the cemetery itself.

We will begin the ceremony at noon. Plan to arrive in time to park.  When you arrive, please gather around the flag pole for the ceremony.  Wreaths will be laid directly after the ceremony is over.

  • Everyone of all ages and backgrounds is welcome.
  • Ceremonies around the world will be starting at the same moment, so please be on time.
  • Please help ensure that all participants get the opportunity to place a wreath.
  • Please follow the instructions by volunteers on where to place wreaths, as well as “how” they should be placed.
  • We especially appreciate volunteers willing to help clean-up. Cleanup day will be in January.

The most important thing to remember is to have a wonderful experience participating in the ceremony and thank you so much for help Wreaths achieve our mission to remember, honor and teach.

Ward 1 Holiday Concert Scheduled for Wednesday, December 14th

December 13, 2016

Yesterday, Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau’s office sent out an announcement that they will be hosting a Holiday Concert tomorrow, Wednesday, December 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre on U Street. The event is free, and while it was created for Ward 1 seniors, it is also open to anyone who is able to attend.

See the flyer below for details:
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In Remembrance of Veterans Day

November 11, 2016

In remembrance of Veterans Day (originally Armistice Day), here is a newsreel of the burial of the unknown soldier at Arlington, which happened on this date in 1921.

Happy Halloween Everyone

October 31, 2016

As tonight is Halloween, there will likely be a lot of trick-or-treaters out in the neighborhood. Be on the look out for them and enjoy the costumes and decorations.

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Wishing Everyone a Happy Thanksgiving

November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving postcard 2015

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2015

New Years postcard


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