Having made a couple of the Friday night vigils, I feel you all are certainly owed a debt of gratitude from the many of us who watch from afar.
Knowing how connected you are to the whole effort there at WR, I wonder if you know anything about the ongoing process to get gifts to the wounded troops. We had a group of Korean War vets from Delaware who went down recently and were told there was no longer any provision for leaving treats, etc. I recall going on the base and taking some goodies to a drop off point. Any idea if that has been shut down and if a similar arrangement will be available at Bethesda? The vets want to show their support but are a tad frustrated now about how to do that.
Found this link the other night looking for similar information.
Donations and Giving
“The Walter Reed Chaplain’s Office is not currently accepting donations due to Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Operations.”
The consensus is that it may take Bethesda several months before Bethesda and WR personal assimilate together. We heard that some one went to Bethesda and wanted to have a BBQ for them. The question back was: For the Navy, Marines or Army. Duh, it would be for all of our wounded warriors and military.
Get back to us in a few months and we hopefully can give you better info.