On Friday, November 9th, WGTS/Wash DC took the afternoon show on the road to the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington D.C. Afternoon show hosts Johnny and Stacey Stone spent the broadcast interviewing veterans from World War II, Korea and Vietnam and hearing their amazing stories of service from around the world. “We were honored to be at the site where so many of our nation’s heroes now reside and the veterans that shared their stories were awe inspiring. Each year we are amazed at the sacrifice of our nation’s warriors and can’t wait to be back next year,” said Johnny and Stacey.
This is the third time that WGTS has been invited by the AFRH to join them in honoring our veterans. The Armed Forces Retirement Home is one of only two special homes dedicated to taking care of our veterans and providing them with affordable housing, entertainment, medical care and community engagement activities. The other home is in Gulfport, Mississippi. The Washington, D.C. location was established by Mexican-American War hero General Winifred Scott in 1851 when he gave his reparations money to Congress to establish a home for retired soldiers. President Abraham Lincoln loved spending time at the Soldier’s Home. He was there for over a quarter of his presidency including when he signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
Pictured above Johnny & Stacey Stone with pictures on the table of Johnny in the Air Force and Johnny’s dad, Charles who was in the Army. 3. Johnny & Stacey interview Emmy Lu Daly who served in the WAVES (Women’s Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) which was the women’s branch of the Navy reserve.
Pictured below Johnny & Stacey interview Emmy Lu Daly who served in the WAVES (Women’s Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) which was the women’s branch of the Navy reserve.