The LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry hosted a special "22" event on Saturday, December 22. As a part of the traditional military ceremonies to begin the evening, the Barbershop Chorus, the Arlingtones, performed the National Anthem and the Armed Forces Medley, recognizing each branch of our United States Armed Forces. This was followed by a delicious meal prepared by Chef Kevin and all of the wonderful volunteers who give of their time for the “22” event every month. After dinner, Arlingtones Director, John Davis, led the chorus in festive holiday music. To close the evening, a candlelight moment of silent reflection was followed by a reading of "The Soldier's Christmas Poem" and the Arlingtones leading the assembled guests in singing Silent Night.
An additional highlight of the night was the attendance of World War II Army Veteran, Joe Latala. Joe is father and father-in-law of LC K-9 Comfort Dog Susie's caregivers Barb and Bob Vossel.