|George Washington University Freshman students high-five First Lady Michelle Obama at Vinson Hall Community Center in McLean, Virginia. Photos/CD Brown.|
The event garnered over 150 George Washington University students, eighty that included young veterans who either served in Iraq or Afghanistan. Many attend GW courtesy of the G.I. Bill.
After high-fiving the George Washington University's young volunteers who volunteered to participate in the Freshman Day of Service initiative, the First Lady was off to help the students paint portions community center's loading dock. Starting with the walls and then on
Other service opportunities included dusting the interior of the facility, taking inventory, having a car wash, and cleaning stairwells.
George Washington University had over 2,000 volunteer freshman students working at more than 12 different area metro area sites to include parts of the Anacostia watershed and areas of Rock Creek Park.
GW students totaled over 200,000 community service hours last year, exceeding the challenge set by Mrs. Obama of 100,000 hours in 2009.
Vinson Hall is supported by the Navy Marine Coast Guard Residence Foundation. Its residents include Navy Veterans of the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the Battle of Midway.
|First Lady poses with young and season veterans at Vinson Hall.|