Friends of the Soldiers Home rented a bus June 5 to take Armed Forces Retirement Home-DC veterans to a Vietnam Commemoration Day at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. The veterans and Friends volunteers were welcomed by a Navy honor guard and treated to lunch at the Bolling Club. They were then treated to a special exhibition by Navy and Air Force drill teams. The purpose of the event was for active-duty personnel to say thank you to Vietnam veterans who didn’t get the appreciation they deserved after their service decades ago. Friends is grateful to the base for the special day and thankful to those who support the Friends and who made the bus trip possible!

Story and photos by John Hughes.