On Thursday, September 10, 2015, businesses across the United States joined Freedom Day USA, a national Thank You Movement for the members of our military along with veterans. Donations included free services, goods, discounts, and various other offers. Locally, Kathleen Mullaney DDS partnered with Freedom Day USA to present free cleanings, x-rays, exams, oral cancer screenings, fillings and extractions to those that serve our country.
Dr. Kathleen Mullaney and her team welcomed many of our nation’s veterans and active duty service members to her practice providing free dental services. Dr. Brewer, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon from Alexandria Oral Surgery, and his assistant volunteered their services as well. Participants were asked to schedule an appointment in advance and due to increased staff availability Dr. Mullaney’s team was able to offer walk-in appointments into the afternoon. Alexandria Mayor William Euille dropped by in the afternoon to meet some of the veterans and give his thanks to Dr. Mullaney and the team. Breakfast and lunch were generously provided by local eateries. Goody bags donated from dental companies and other enterprises were given to each patient before they left. Those that came to the practice were elated, and some even decided to make Dr. Mullaney their new dentist. Of the practice’s success on Freedom Day, owner Dr. Mullaney said, “This has been a dream of mine for a very long time. I’m so happy that I finally made it come true and gave back to our service members.” The office hopes to help a larger crowd in the years to come.”
PHOTOS BY Carol Jean Stalun Photography.