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IRS Announces 2015 Filing Season Start Date

Swinging into Summer -PIcnic by Theresa Werner

[caption id="attachment_1405" align="alignnone" width="300"]July 92016 werner picnic and dance July 92016 werner picnic and dance[/caption] IMG_7842 black antique pickup IMG_7852 desserts2 IMG_7863 theresa and four IMG_7870 nice couple IMG_7920 four_stitch yard picnic final IMG_7967 excellent teresa dancing picnic herndon 2016http://www.photoshow.com/watch/bH2JN9bR Barbara and I traveled to Herndon, VA on July 9 to attend a wonderful picnic put on by Swing dancer Theresa Werner and her friends. They perform at various WWII and patriotic functions including Honor Flights and the WWII Memorial. They had lots of good fun, dancing by Werner's troup, and even antique cars! We...

Villages Honor Flights Visits Washington D.C. Memorials

http://www.photoshow.com/watch/WQ9RR2VZ Fellow retired WV ANG member William (Barney) Barnhart became Veteran guardian again as his Villages Honor Flight traveled to Washington D.C. to view some of the nations most revered veteran monuments. The Florida honor flight arrived at BWI on May 19...This was their schedule: Depart American Legion 347 (the largest Legion Post in the WORLD) at 4:15 am Depart Orlando Airport at 7:25 am Arrive BWI 9:35 am Depart BWI 10:35 am Arrive Arlington for noon Changing of the Guard Arrive at Air Force Memorial 12:40 pm for lunch Arrive at WW II Memorial 2:55 pm Depart the Mall area WW II Memorial at 5:10 pm Barbara and I met them at 3pm at the WWII Memorial where I met Barney and his WWII Vet Fred Triese. A group photo was taken of all 35 veterans and their guardians and I was able to give out a bunch of my US blinking flag pins and other trinkets to the WWII, Korean and Vietnam Veterans. Barbara and I were...

VITA Tax Season ends and a Death in our family

Our VITA tax season for Wheaton Library VITA ended on April 18 this year ( I actually prepared a couple of returns on April 19) with over 450 people helped at our Taxwise sites, and 214 military active duty helped at our USO-Bethesda ( Walter Reed) site. Our Taxwise sites included the Long Branch library in Silver Spring, and the Rockville Housing Enterprises facility located off Gude Drive. In addition, I prepared returns for a couple of WWII Navy vets at the Old Soldiers Home/ Lincoln Cottage in D.C. Our numbers were over 40 percent smaller than last years due to the death of one of our prolific Hispanic preparers, German Sigurany, the moving of our library location from Wheaton Library to Long Branch ( Wheaton Library is being renovated), and the loss of a half dozen veteran preparers. Three new preparers did join or ranks, and they are very quick learners and have a extensive tax background. But...

We attend and photograph Celebration of Volunteers at Ft Belvoir

Barbara and I attended the USO-Metro 2016 Celebration of Volunteers awards luncheon at the Ft Belvoir Officers Club on April 9. It was a difficult trip due to the heavy snow showers and icy rain. But it seems that there were few no shows, because the snow mostly melted by the opening ceremonies at 11:00am. I took lots of photos ( Barbara took only a few) and I put 94 in a photoshow. See link below: http://www.photoshow.com/watch/yy2tB6qP [caption id="attachment_1359" align="alignnone" width="300"]April 9 2016 USO Metro Celebration of Vounteers[/caption] IMG_7360 haskell winner and friend IMG_7442 oldest uso volunteer IMG_7483  luncheon photo IMG_7591 sue H. and award luncheon