mmgFriends of the Soldiers Home partnered with Bloomberg to take 25 veterans to The 2014 National Veterans Day Concert Nov. 9 in Alexandria, Va. Soldiers Home residents particularly enjoyed Deana Martin, the daughter of Dean Martin, who ran through some of her father’s classics, such as “Everybody Loves Somebody Sometimes.” Spanish tenor Sergi Gimenez Carreras was also a hit with numbers such as “O Sole Mio (de Capua).” CNN’s Jake Tapper handled hosting duties at the event presented by the Medical Music Group Chorale and Symphony Orchestra. Bloomberg supplied transportation, helped with volunteers and treated all the veterans to lunch at TGI Fridays before the show. As we prepared to celebrate Veterans Day, Friends was grateful to have had an opportunity to show appreciation to the men and women who have served. We thank Bloomberg for making it possible.

Photos by Victoria Cerullo and John Hughes