Annual 4th July BBQ, Federal Association, US

Annual 4th July BBQ, Federal Association, US

The Federal Associations annual 4th of July BBQ will be held at the end of June at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, USA. The event will have over 100 volunteers from the Order of Malta who generously give of their time to serve our veterans and their families.

The barbeque provides the occasion for Members to show their families to see a little more of the work of the Order, as well as participating at the event. Cooking at the grills, serving food and drinks to our guests, busing tables, replenishing the food -- there is a place for everyone willing to help. Will again, serve barbecued steak and chicken, a variety of homemade salads baked potatoes and drinks to around 850 people.

The Johanniter Order, who are the German Protestant branch of the Knights Hospitaller, will again work in partnership with us and the donation of 30 dozen Georgetown Cupcakes as well as a beautiful cake from the Ritz Carlton that served an additional 110. The tables will again be decorated with summer flowers made possible through a generous donation from Behnkes nursery and will be arranged by Mary Ellen and Tom Gaspard, KM. The Warrior Café provided two large gas grills, ice, coolers and general assistance. Musicians on Call will provide entertainment and wonderful musicians and vocalists who rotated every half hour. Kathi and Paul Russo, KM and their family will coordinate a well-attended children’s craft table with lots of smiling faces.

We Thank God we have fewer newly wounded; however some Wounded Warriors will be in residence or coming to Walter Reed for many years ahead to receive medical treatment or continuing physical therapy.

Interested in volunteering in the Washington DC area?

Contact Elizabeth Demaree, DM at demaree.liz@gmail.com