Story and photos by Robert W. Mitchell | AFRH-W Volunteer Coordinator
A group of U.S. Marine Corps veterans took part in community outreach event delivering smiles, camaraderie and donations to the residents at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C.
The visit was part of a veteran service day which included a volunteer piano performance from the National Association of American Veterans (NAAV), a veteran caregivers organization founded by long time AFRH volunteer Constance Burns.
“This was a great, meaningful event, a way to show our appreciation for our military veterans,” Burns said.
About 15 volunteers (all who served in the Marines at some point within the past 25 years) escorted healthcare veterans to and from the performance in the Community Center, handed out athletic shirts (donated by the 2019 Marine Corps Marathon organizers) and supported Rec Therapy’s ice cream social.
Evidenced by their happy faces and warm greetings, AFRH-W residents welcomed the visit and applauded NAAV’s outreach effort.