On Monday November 12, 2018 the Washington DC Chapter of the National Naval Officers Association (DCNNOA) conducted its Annual Veterans Day Visit to the Washington DC Veterans Hospital. The Chapter was also joined by members from Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9619 in Morningside, Maryland. This year like in years past we had another fantastic visit greeting the many veteran patients and staff members and passing out winter gloves, scarfs, socks and knit caps to all visited. Thanks to the generosity of our members and our many supporters we were able to pass out approximately $1,500.00 in clothing to well over 200 veterans. The Chapter was also honored to have a number of senior officials join us in our effort. This year we were honored to have NNOA National President RADM (Ret) Sinclair Harris, USN, Retired Navy Rear Admiral and former President Obama Administration Official Mr.Earl Gay, Retired Navy Captain and current SES Ms. Cynthia Miller and Retired Navy Captain and current SES member Mr. Al Curry. We were also pleased to have the niece of CAPT (Ret) Anthony Swain, USN, Ms. Miya Allen a High School 10th grade student join our effort.
We must also give praise to our coordinator with the VA Hospital this year Ms. Jordan Harrington. Jordan is a student intern from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia and she was nothing less than “Outstanding” in coordinating our activities with the hospital and making all of us feel at home. In closing, DCNNOA Chapter President CAPT (Ret) Thomas Abernethy, USN thanked the Chapter members and supporters in attendance for their exceptional patriotism and unselfish support for our veterans on this most sacred day!
Attached are a few photographs from our visit for your viewing pleasure! “Happy Veterans Day” to all our veterans and “Thank You for Your Service” to this nation!
God Bless and Take Care,
CAPT (Ret) Jerome D. Davis, SC, USN
Washington, DC Chapter of the National Naval Officers Association