Nope, we don’t. With the number of combat casualties down this year the luncheons have become smaller. We’re serving more non-combat patients than we are combat patients. When Dina asked how many to plan for I gave her smaller number than we’ve ever taken food for, based on the last few luncheons and they ended up serving almost three times that number. Okay, so we’re always worried we’re going to run out… She tells me they had very little in the way of leftovers.
Deli Platter: Turkey, Ham, and Roast Beef
Rolls & assorted breads
Chicken noodle soup
Fresh fruit platter
Soft drinks, juice, and water
There are a heck of a lot of nice people doing good things for our service members at Walter Reed.
Mercy Hall has closed. The residents moved over to Sanctuary Hall, the new barracks, in the early summer, and food events aren’t allowed there. Base policy. Today was our first luncheon at the USO Warrior and Family Center.
We reserved a room in the new USO for today’s luncheon. Their volunteers were very helpful, checking in with us every so often to see if we needed anything. They stayed busy greeting people as they entered the building, making them feel at home, keeping the snack bar stocked for the guys and gals coming in, and a multitude of other things.
The Warrior Family Coordination Cell (WFCC), the office tasked with coordinating events in cooperation with the different service branches and the USO, sent a Sailor down to offer help, and then later during the event, stopped by to check on us again. Yes, they are military, doing the job they’re assigned, but they went out of their way to help us out.Continue reading October 23, 2014 – Good people doing good things.→
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