You are invited to the Program Meeting of the Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association at 9 a.m. on Parade Day (Monday, February 16, 2015). This year we are at a new location: the Hotel Monace in downtown Alexandria.
Former House Sergeant-at-Arms Wilson “Bill” Livingood, who led the chamber through some of the greatest security crises in the history of the U.S. Capitol, retired in 2011 after seventeen years of service. The affable and low-key Livingood served with the Secret Service for 33 years before being appointed sergeant-at-arms in January 1995, standing as the top security officer on the House side during the tense moments of Sept. 11, the anthrax scares and the 1998 shootings of two U.S. Capitol police officers.
Livingood is a graduate of Michigan State University. Following a stint in the U.S. Navy, Livingood joined the Secret Service and was appointed to the Dallas field office in 1961. His assignments with the Secret Service included the presidential protective division and head of the Houston field office.
Plan on attending for a three-course breakfast, the presentation of the Ben Lynd Distinguished Service Award, the first appearance of the day of Gen. Washington, and good fellowship on the morning of the George Washington Birthday Parade.
Tickets will be available for purchase on line in late December.