May 18, 2014 – 4th Floor: What time of year is it?

May 18 luncheon

What time of year is it?

It’s BBQ season!

June 8 Marine Moms-Bethesda luncheonThe Team:

Dina, Barb & Don, Steph, and Katie

Thank you, Dina, for taking the lead with the luncheon and to all of you for a job well done!

The Menu:

Hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, and all the fixin’s

Potato soup

Baked beans

Green beans

Fresh fruit

Assorted desserts & drinks

Fresh smoothies

quilts, pantry bags,desserts and drinksAAR:

The ward is pretty quiet – this is GOOD!



Leftovers were taken to the TBI Ward, the kitchens (called “nourishment centers” – they aren’t “real” kitchens although they have a coffee maker, microwave, toaster, and fridge), and I think someone said some stuff went over to Mercy Hall.

Our next luncheon is June 8th on the 4th floor.

Luncheons are funded by our volunteers and by supporters both local and across the country.  Thank You!

(Photo credit goes to Katie.  Thanks for sharing the pictures!)


If you’re interested, our Annual Quilt Raffle has begun.  This is our only fundraiser.

This year’s quilt was once again donated by Bayside Quilters of the Eastern Shore.  “May All Eagles Fly!”

We are an ALL VOLUNTEER support group with 100% of the proceeds from the raffle supporting the luncheons.

We serve combat wounded patients, injured patients, and ill patients – all service branches, and their family members who are on the 4th floor, ICU and the Traumatic Brain Injury Ward at Walter Reed.

Every other month we serve wounded, injured, and ill out-patients living at Mercy Hall, a small transitional out-patient barracks. When Mercy Hall transitions over to the new building we expect to be serving many more service members.

Yes, the draw down continues in Afghanistan, however troops are still being deployed there, and to other dangerous (and not so dangerous) places.  For example, we’ve served patients (and their families) who were injured during training accidents and off-duty accidents – abroad and stateside.  .

If you feel our luncheons are a worthy cause please consider buying raffle tickets. $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.  Click on the picture below for details.  Thank you for your consideration.

Until next time, continued prayers for our military and their families.

Love and Hugs,



raffle quilt
Marine Moms-Bethesda’s 2014 Raffle Quilt, “May All Eagles Fly!”