Still cold front the winter envelopment holding tight onto Maryland, the Superbowl Sunday program began at Walter Reed-Bethesda. It was the first Sunday in February when the “show” started around 4 PM. Now in our tenth year of helping the wounded warriors, Project Enduring Pride (PEP) handed out some 134 shirts, supported the gifts to the wounded and helped set up the Sunday function.
Missing this year, first time in ten years, was our own “Elvis” played by Captain John Woody of the greater Charlotte, NC Fire Service. Captain Woody’s sons provide the music for the Superbowl Festival prior to the game. It was still a great celebration for the Game.
Missing also this year was the New York Fire Department and Stephen Stiller Foundation’s Tunnel to Towers groups. They had moved their celebration to Fredericksburg and invited many former residents of Walter Reed to the activities. Some 34 showed up at the home of former SSgt John Peck, USMC Retired.
Beginning in 2016, PEP working with its partner organization NYFD will move their Superbowl support away from Walter Reed while returning only to meet the need of the wounded population.
The outcome of the game was New England Patriots won the Superbowl over the Seahawks in one of the best games in the last two decades.
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