Iraq Veterans Against The War DC Chapter Located in Petworth

DSCN0889I was walking down Princeton when I spotted the sign pictured above. I was pretty curious because I had seen a number of their fliers around town. You know the ones that say “You are not Alone” with a lone soldier staring at a makeshift memorial. I was staring at the sign and a gentleman came out and invited me to talk to some members inside. I was a bit hesitant at first but the folks could not possible have been nicer. They seemed like honest, thoughtful, caring people not fanatical zealots like I initially suspected. So the Iraq Veterans Against The War DC chapter has been located on Princeton Place since November of 2007. I learned that there are 40 members in the DC chapter and that they have no political affiliation (members are Democrats and Republicans). They stressed that they are not against all wars but do advocate the immediate withdrawal of all troops in Iraq. What I found most interesting was the support group that they host every Sunday. It is called Homefront Battle Buddies. They meet every Sunday, 3-5pm for “Today’s veterans coming together to heal the wounds of war because our obligations to our brothers and sisters in arms and to our values do not end when we are out of uniform.” I also like the fact that they provide legal advice for those who are having difficulty getting their VA benefits.We don’t get too political over here at PoP but I thought it was noteworthy that the DC Chapter was located in Petworth.

Recent Stories

1336 U Street, NW previously home to Newtown (and Tabaq before them) “Welcome to Hawthorne, a four-story bar and DJ-focused venue at the intersection of 14th & U Streets with…

“September 23, 2023 // 11am-5pm on the 800 block of Upshur Street NW Celebrate Petworth is a free neighborhood festival organized by and for the residents of Petworth—celebrating the creativity,…

If you get a photo with any of your shirt/merch on your travels – please send a photo with where you went to my email at [email protected] thanks! Thanks to…

“Dear PoPville, George Washington University maintains the Community Counseling Service Center and is currently accepting new clients. This underutilized resource serves to make mental health access available to all who…

District Cutlery is celebrating their 10th and 11th anniversaries this week (we forgot last year) and offering customers 25% off all sharpening services. Walk-in service at Union Market is welcome or you can make arrangements for mail-in service on their website. Typical turn-around is less than an hour (but sometimes the queue gets long).

DMV’s professional chefs and passionate home cooks have trusted the District Cutlery with their knives for over 10 years. You can see pictures of their work @districtcutlery Instagram. They also specialize in sharpening styling shears, scissors and smaller garden tools and axes.

Submit your own Announcement here.

Girls in Gear is a Non-Profit that teaches girls age 5+ life skills through bike skills. We aim to get your girl to fall in love with herself, her friends, and her bike! Registration is open across the DMV for our eight-week program that starts the weekend of September 23rd. Programming runs for 90 minutes once a week on a weekend morning.

All abilities of riders – balance bikes, training wheels, two wheels, road-bike pros and everything in between – are welcome. We are non-competitive and focus on having fun no matter what your level of riding is. We pride ourselves in being a low-cost program and also have a no-questions-asked scholarship policy that includes bikes and helmets if needed.

DMV Sites Fall 2023:

Read More

Submit your own Announcement here.

Fall Collection Celebration

LiLi The First FALL COLLECTION is so grand and exceptional, they needed two days to celebrate it.

Saturday – OPEN HOUSE, cookies and cocktails with newly arrived collections from Paris, Tokyo, Turin, Tel-Aviv and NY.


‘the feels’: an IRL evening for singles

‘the feels’ is the best dating event you’ve not yet tried. Formulated in partnership with Columbia University, the format fuses mindfulness + your body’s somatic intelligence. Research done in partnership with Columbia shows they’re 2x more effective than a typical


Subscribe to our mailing list