On Tuesday November 11, 2019 the Washington, DC Chapter of the National Naval Officers Association (DCNNOA) conducted its Annual Veterans Day visit to the Washington, DC Veterans Hospital. Sixteen (16) Chapter members and friends spent the morning meeting, greeting and thanking numerous veterans receiving medical care at the hospital for their service to the nation. The Chapter members also provided the veterans with numerous gifts that included socks, knit caps, gloves and leggings for the female veterans. The veterans were also presented with “Thank You Cards” from the NJROTC students at Suitland High School in Suitland, Maryland. The Chapter also conducted its very popular Bingo Games with the residents in the Psychiatric Ward. This year’s Bingo Games may have been the best as the competition was steep and intense (smile)! Overall, it truly was a fantastic event and a wonderful time was had by all. The Chapter was also blessed to have a number of key officials in attendance. Key officials attending this year’s visit included current NNOA National President RADM (Ret) Sinclair Harris, USN, former NNOA National President CAPT (Ret) Dr. Bernard Jackson, USN and former Director of Veteran Affairs for the District of Columbia and Attorney CDR (Ret) Kerwin Miller, USN.
The Chapter also extends a personal “Thank You” to Ms. Lynette Brady of the Washington, DC Veterans Hospital staff for her exceptional support in coordinating the Chapter’s visit.
Finally we would like to thank the Chapter members and our supporters for providing the gifts that allow us to bring smiles of joy to the veterans at the Washington DC Veterans Hospital. Your support over the many, many years have made our efforts worthwhile and we cannot “Thank You” enough for caring. Note, over the last ten years the Washington, DC Chapter of the National Naval Officers Association and its supporters has spent approximately $10,000.00 providing over 3,000 pairs of socks, 2,000 knit caps and 1,000 gloves in support of veterans at the DC Veterans Hospital.
In closing, we extend a “Hearty Thank You” to all our veterans and their families for their service to the nation.