Monday, 12 January 2009


When Michelle Obama asks, you kind of want to help out, don't you?

The Obama team has asked all of us to participate in a Day of Service surrounding the inauguration - this is a part of our effort to start having a positive impact on our country and our communities right from day one.

For those of us here in London, Democrats Abroad has arranged for an event where we can simultaneously watch the inaugural address and ceremony live, while writing letters to US service men and women who are recovering at the Landstuhl army hospital in Germany.

I really hope that you will all be able to participate - I think this is unique opportunity for us to give something back to our country and to our wider community of Americans far from home.

Join fellow Democrats from 4-6:00 pm on January 20th at the Texas Embassy to view the actual swearing in and attendant commentary. No admission charge. Cash bar.

In keeping with the Presidential Inauguration Committee’s wishes, you may join us too on that afternoon in our community service project, by writing letters to wounded service personnel at Landstuhl (the military hospital in Germany) and Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Details of the National Day of Service (see section 2):

Date: January 20 (Tues)
Time: From 4-6 PM
Location: The Texas Embassy (1st floor), 1 Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, London, SW1Y 5DL

Nearest Tube: Charing Cross, Piccadilly Circus (located near the National Gallery)

What to bring? Stationary, postcards, your favorite pen. Limited supplies available.

Drink/Food: No admission charge -- full cash bar and food menu available throughout the evening. Note that it is also possible to eat at the restaurant downstairs before or after join us on the first floor.

RSVP: not needed! Just turn up!

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For Democrats Abroad UK members and their guests, and Americans abroad.

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