Story by Andrew Damstedt on 05/17/2018Gary Sinise &The Lt. Dan Band and celebrity chef Robert Irvine are returning to Naval Support Activity Bethesda for the Invincible Spirit Festival on May 24.
Anyone with base access is invited to attend the festival, which will feature food, music as well as activities for children such as face painting. The festival starts at 11:30 a.m. and will be set up by the flagpole in front of Bldg. 1.
The festival is sponsored by the Gary Sinise Foundation as a way to give thanks not only to the wounded, ill and injured service members, but to their family members and those who provide care.
"Each daylong festival brings a fair-like atmosphere to one of our nation's military medical hospitals, complete with a live Lt. Dan Band concert and a delicious cookout prepared by celebrity chef Robert Irvine," according to the Gary Sinise Foundation website. "By providing a respite from the rigors of their medical treatment, these festivals offer a reminder of hope and positivity along the road to recovery."
Invincible Spirit Festival previously came to Naval Support Activity Bethesda in 2016.