By Punch Pep Correspondent Elizabeth Fischer
This weekend marks the beginning of summer â€“ well where the pool is concerned.Â Summer officially doesnâ€™t start till the 3rd week of June.Â But this weekend is about more than the pool, BBQ, beaches, and beverages.Â It is about honoring our fallen soldiers.Â Honoring all Americans that lost their life in war.Â I, personally want to thank each and every man and woman that has given his/her life for my freedom â€“ for my ability to speak freely and do as I want (well, within the confines of the law J), and for the children and spouses left behind.Â Thank you.
Now if you are not one of the crazies (just kidding) traveling this weekend and you are staying in DC, I recommend participating in one of the below events.Â I know you will not be disappointed.
Tonight â€“ May 24th, 2012 â€“ Kick-Off Party at the Terrace at 101 Constitution.Â It is a networking event, hosted by Networking for Good, in support of wounded warriors.Â 100% of the proceeds will go towards reuniting wounded warriors this Memorial Day.Â Additionally, there will be a live performance of the Star Spangled Banner by Natasha Smith, and a Keynote address by the principal advocate for veterans in the U.S Government, Dr. James Peake, M.D.Â Â Ticket Required.Â $15 on-line and $25 at the door.Â To purchase on-line visit: http://networkingforgood.com/events
Friday, May 25, 8 pm: Movie Night, at Battley Harley-Davidson/Gaithersburg, MD (Free).Â Also, 15% of sales from Johnny Rockets for all meals bought today between 11 and 2 pm will be donated to Lukeâ€™s Wings.
Saturday, May 26, 9 am-5 pm: Ride to the Wall Party, at Battley Harley Davidson 9 am-5 pm, Nighthawks performance and cook-out! (Free)
Sunday, May 27, 7 am: Ride to the Wall- Luke’s Wings trike bike, veterans and local Hog chapter will be riding in Rolling Thunder! (Sponsored by Superior Distribution)
The trike will be on showcase at Battley Cycles until Memorial Day weekend for those who would like to go see it!
For sponsorship opportunities or to participate, please contact Lindsay Kin at LindsayKin@lukeswings.org.
Lukeâ€™s Wings is a non-profit organization â€œdedicated to the support of service members who have been wounded in battle.Â Recognizing the immediate need for families to be with their loved ones at such a difficult time, Lukeâ€™s Wings provides families with the means to visit during the service memberâ€™s hospitalization and rehabilitation.Â By purchasing travel agency services and travel tickets for loved ones, Lukeâ€™s Wings provides an immediate and invaluable service to the families of our men and women at arms while also helping to encourage and motivate the service memberâ€™s recovery.â€
So get off the lawn chair and invest some time in remembering those of yesterday and supporting a good cause.Â Hope to see you out and about.
Photographs courtesy of Lukeâ€™s Wings.
Attorney Elizabeth Fischer is Punch Pep Correspondent. She is working as an Entrepreneur, Lawyer and Student (environmental studies), covering events for Pamela’s Punch as a generalist correspondent. When she is not working, studying or playing soccer or tennis, she is walking her pups, traveling the globe, running marathons, and enjoying all DC has to offer. Contact her at email@example.com.