NSAW Fact of the Day: The Beatles’ Fond Memories of the Salvation Army

NATIONAL SALVATION ARMY WEEK FACT OF THE DAY

Did You Know…?

In the 1966 Beatles song “Strawberry Fields Forever,” John Lennon refers to a Salvation Army orphanage called Strawberry Field in Woolton, England.  Lennon is said to have played with childhood friends in the trees behind the orphanage when he was a boy. The facility closed in 2005.

Here are some National Salvation Army Week Events Going on around the country tomorrow. Make plans to join us if you’re in the area:

  • DENVER, CO – A Salvation Army brass band will play the National Anthem as the Colorado Rockies take on the Washington Nationals.
  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Salvation Army volunteers will go out into the city in mobile feeding units (canteens) and serve more than 8000 people, while in the south part of the city The Salvation Army will be serving coffee and hot chocolate.
  • ITHACA, NY – The Ithaca Salvation Army will be celebrating their 125th Anniversary!

In honor of National Salvation Army Week, everyday we are posting one interesting fact on our blog and an event on our website demonstrating how Salvation Army’s across the country are celebrating. Click here for more information on the history of National Salvation Army Week.

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