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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Carla Hawley-Bowland
The Walter Reed Army Medical Center has for more than a century helped soldiers stand on new legs, welcomed newborns into military families and offered top-notch care to U.S. leaders.
The maroon flag that's flown for more than a century above the Walter Reed Army Medical Center will be lowered for the last time Wednesday as part of a weeklong series of events marking the hospital moving its operations from the District to Maryland and Virginia.
"It's been painfully difficult at times," said Maj. Gen. Carla Hawley-Bowland, commander of the medical center,
Gen. Hawley-Bowland said the official transition deadline is Sept. 15.