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Service Members Share Reflections at Green Road

While recovering from illnesses and injuries, military service members and their families have been sharing their thoughts in special journals at the Green Road healing garden, adjacent to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. Read…

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A Natural Road to Recovery for Injured Warriors

More than 200 guests, including Senator Barbara Mikulski, celebrated the official opening of the Green Road, a two-acre healing environment for injured military service members at Naval Support Activity Bethesda, home of Walter Reed National Military Medi…

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Green Road Construction in Full Swing

The Green Road Project, an outdoor oasis of respite for service members and their families, will be ready to make its debut this fall on the campus of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Check out the progress of construction.

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Why I Support the Green Road Project

Remembering childhood friends that served in the Vietnam War, Bob O'Toole of the Estridge Group of Long and Foster Realty explains why supporting the Green Road Project and providing veterans with a healing environment is a cause dear to his heart.

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Green Road Construction Under Way

Wounded Warriors and veterans receiving treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center will soon have access to a woodland oasis where they can experience the healing calm of nature to aid their recovery from catastrophic injuries and illness.

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Institute Awarded $1M Grant by TKF Foundation

The Institute has received a $1 million grant from the TKF Foundation to create a outdoor healing space and study its impact on wounded warriors. The Green Road Project will provide an oasis of respite for service members and their families adjacent to Wa…

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A Path Emerges: a Green Road update

The radiance of today’s volunteer team more than took the edge off the cold for the last our Green Road Saturdays in 2012. Our 20 volunteers came care of the Yellow Ribbon Fund, led by Executive Director Mark Robbins. They included a dozen middle schoo…

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Smile Brightly and Carry a Big Stick: a Green Road update

Our amazing volunteers made at least 50 trips up the hill to help clear the Green Road site. We've amassed a wood pile rivaling any Division I pep rally bonfire. The photos speak volumes.

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The Green Road Makes the Cut

The TKF Foundation selected the Green Road as a finalist in the Open Spaces Sacred Places national grants program. TKF narrowed the field from 122 applicants to 11. We are elated and grateful.

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Sublime Saturday: a Green Road update

Our volunteer team made serious headway on tree removal last Saturday, working steadily from 10am to 4pm. Pizza keeps our bodies going, while the environment sustains our spirits. Check out the photos . . .

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On Trees and Other Miracles: a Green Road update

Our Green Road Saturdays—our work days on the site—started last week. Last summer’s derecho left 12 trees down—mostly tulip trees with their top heavy foliage and weak root systems—as well as 4-5 others that were unstable.

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The Power of Being Present: a Green Road update

Today, we had eight tireless volunteers hauling logs, which the Navy cut up for us. If you stop and think about the tons of wood we need to move, the job seems kind of impossible. Yet everyone is as cheerful as can be, not an unkind or impatient word is s…

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