Our Fourth of July Celebration was simple and reflective. Keeping some of the highlights in mind: Our favorite military men from Post 2967 in Wilmington, started us off with the presentation of colors and later in the program, the flag folding ceremony. Can you imagine, they passed up an invitation to join Barry Manilo at the Hollywood Bowl to come to Little Sisters of the Poor in San Pedro.
Our Resident, Inez David, read an elequent poem that she had written especially for the occasion. We were all in tears as she talked about freedom not being “free” and her reflection on the impact of listening to taps during the war and after.
All those who served in the military were recognized, including three female Residents.
“America the Beautiful” was sung with strength and passion by our new Resident, Frances Fiore. What a voice; like a songbird.
Justin Izzi kept us all in song throughout our barbecue luncheon with his talent in singalong folklore. He was in rare form. Terry, who is Frances Fiore’s sister, joined in with joyful enthusiasm. How fortunate to have two lovely voices in one family and in our home, together.