By Pam Eller, Family Readiness SpecialistMay 28, 2010
The District of Columbia Special Olympics designated May 26, 2010 as Military Day to recognize Service Members. Volunteers from all the Services come out and supported the Special Olympics athletes from all over the District of Columbia. This year 255 military volunteers attended this event.
The Air Force won the "Special Friend Award" from Special Olympics for having the most volunteers present. At the official opening of the games on May 25, the Air Force Drill Team gave a demonstration that brought a standing ovation from the crowd.
The kick off on May 26 was the 4x100 relay race between all the military branches. Each team consisted of two military members representing their service and two Special Olympics athletes. The Army team was led by Sergeant Major Brian Jones and Capt. Marvin Morris from the J1. The Army team came in second place and received silver medals.