Folger Park Vets & American Legion Post 8 Undaunted by Rain
by Larry Janezich
A sparse crowd turned out on a rainy day for the Veterans Day Commemoration in Folger Park this morning, but American Legion Kenneth H. Nash Post Commander Jason Secrest said it was important that the ceremony be held.
Ward Six Councilmember Charles Allen spoke to some 25 residents and neighbors who faced down the weather. Allen spoke of “service – it takes care of others and puts ourselves last, which is what we see in our community and the leadership of the community.”
Featured speaker NBC4 Investigative Reporter Scott MacFarlane reflected on a phrase on a plaque inside the Post, calling on members to “Inculcate individual obligation….” MacFarlane said this means being civic minded – community minded – being an example of what we all could be. He went on to say there has never been a more important time to inculcate individual obligation in our community and our nation.
American Legion Post 8 hosts this annual Veterans Day event in Folger Park, opposite the Post on the corner of 3rd and D Streets, SE.
The invocation and benediction were provided by the Reverend Alisa Wailoo, Capitol Hill Methodist Church.
Jason Secrest, Commander, Kenneth H. Nash American Legion Post 8 presided over the ceremony. Music was provided by The US Army Brass Quintet.