The weather was perfect in Washington DC for our 2019 Biennial Meeting. It was great to see old friends and colleagues and meet new ones. We'll have a more complete summary in the next newsletter and are still collecting pictures from everyone, but here are some of the highlights:
On Friday, we visited the Forest Glen Annex, the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM), and President Lincoln's Cottage (on the grounds of the Soldiers' Home, known today as the Armed Forces Retirement Home). On the way back to our hotel in Springfield VA, we stopped at the WWII Memorial on the National Mall. That night, we had our Evening Banquet with guest speaker BG Beth Salisbury who started her career as an Army Occupational Therapist.
On Saturday, we participated in a Wreath Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. For this solemn occasion, COL Jessie Brewer, COL Dexter Hancock and MAJ Teresa Dillon participated in the ceremony. The wreath was beautiful and honored AMSC officers. COL Bonnie Sweeney captured video of part of the ceremony to share with all members: