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Reminiscing the early years of the Friday Night Dinners!

Over 86 wounded/injured/ill service members, family members, caregivers and guests enjoyed a wonderful dinner, fellowship and meeting some of the original Friday Night Dinner volunteers.



Hal Koster provided a brief history of the Friday Night Dinners and introduced this wonderful group that made these dinners happen in 2003. Hal said that “it has been our pleasure to spend Friday Nights with the patients and the families of patients at Walter Reed for the last 15 years. The courage and determination we have seen is remarkable and inspiring.”


SGT Wasim Khan US Army (Ret.) spoke about his first “Friday Night Dinner” in late October 2003. “Those were tough days for me. “…I had no family with me while being a patient at Walter Reed…my family was 8,000 miles away. These Friday dinners provided me a home away from home.” “Through these Friday dinners, I met many veterans from other wars; as well as civilians…we are friends for life now, not just friends…we are family!”


Aleethia Foundation’s Friday Night Dinner Toast …

“Here’s to the men and women of the United States Military, especially those serving in harm’s way!

We extended our sincere appreciation to the Capitol Hill Club members who have hosted Aleethia Friday Night Dinners since 2006.

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