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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Save Fran O'Brien's

Fran O'Brien's is a restaurant in Washington, DC, that has a tradition of holding free steak dinners for soldiers once a week. Unfortunately, this great place might have to close.

From the Washington Post:

The owners of Fran O'Brien's Stadium Steakhouse in Northwest Washington have created a charity to help fund the Friday night steak dinners they hold for wounded soldiers from Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

The restaurant's lease at the Capital Hilton, at 16th and L streets NW, expires May 1.

The dinners have become an institution among the soldiers recovering from severe injuries at the medical center. The gatherings act as a support group for the veterans, and many fear their end.

Organizers and veterans are trying to find a place to keep the dinners going while the restaurant's owners look for a place to reopen. Donations can be sent to: Aleethia Foundation Inc., C/O Fran O'Brien's Steakhouse, 1001 16th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036.
It would be a horrible thing if this special placed closed. If you can, please consider sending a donation. Give an injured military member something to look forward to. We owe them so much more than that.

Go sign this petition at Freedom Watch

More from:
The Mudville Gazette has a ton, including the e-mail that started it all, lots of background, and links to stories about Fran O'Briens.
Michelle Malkin
Freedom Watch---Doll's going to the Milblogger gathering this weekend. She'll have more later.

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