Near and Far with The Friday Flyer: A visit to the Army Navy Club


On a recent trip to Washington D.C. Major Thomas Innocenti, USMC (Ret.) carried a printout from to a most unusual location.

After participating in Canyon Lake's Veterans Day Ceremony on November 12 by flying in one of two T34 Heritage Foundation planes that flew over Canyon Lake, Thomas immediately headed for an appointment in Washington D.C. where he had been invited to an engagement at the prestigious Army Navy Country Club, near the Pentagon.

Founded in 1924, the Army Navy Country Club has provided a social and recreational haven to many of Washington's most distinguished and influential families for over 80 years. The Club has been graced with members that have included Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy. It has been steeped in a tradition that has served five-star officers, including Admiral Chester Nimitz and General Omar Bradley, as well as numerous U.S. Senators and Congressmen.