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'Come From Away'

By guest contributor Michael Stack

Last Tuesday, Ford’s Theatre hosted a very special performance of Come From Away for veterans and their families. Sponsored by The Home Depot and Washingtonian, more than 400 veterans, service organizations, and Members of Congress were treated to an inspiring musical based on the true story of a small Canadian town that cared for more than 6,500 stranded airline passengers in the week of September 11, 2001.

Ford’s Theatre director Paul R. Tetreault welcomed veterans and introduced Sen. Johnny Isakson for brief remarks. Veterans Administration Secretary Robert McDonald also addressed the crowd and expressed his gratitude to our men and women who serve.