Friday, May 8, 2015

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC Hosts Second Military Mother's Day

From our friends at Marriott Marquis Washington, DC...

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC Partners with Association of the United States Army for Mother’s Day Brunch on Saturday, May 9

In honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day (May 8) and Mother’s Day (May 10), Marriott Marquis Washington, DC has partnered with the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) to honor exceptional military moms and their families. Marriott Marquis, which opened in May 2014 as the Capitol’s largest hotel, will welcome more than 300 military moms, dads, and children to honor 100 active duty military moms and their families for the hotel’s second Military Moms’ Mother’s Day Brunch on Saturday, May 9.

Decorated guest speakers General Carter F. Ham, USA, Ret. and Sergeant Major Tracey E. Anbiya (Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army Installations, Energy and Environment) will provide welcome remarks while families enjoy a complimentary buffet brunch catered by Marriott Marquis. Fun for kids includes interactive pancake-making and cookie-decorating stations to make sweet treats for Mom - with help from a walkabout Elmo donated by the Sesame Workshop! The event will conclude with a surprise video address from everyone’s favorite bilingual Muppet.

“Last year this very special brunch was our hotel’s first catered group event upon opening and we cannot think of a more fitting anniversary celebration. AUSA has been an extraordinary partner for our hotel.” said Dan Nadeau, general manager, Marriott Marquis Washington, DC. “We are proud and humbled to again honor the significant contributions and sacrifices made by the exceptional families that are part of the U.S. armed forces.”

“The Association of the United States Army is proud and pleased to have the opportunity to participate with Marriott in this tribute to military moms and spouses who have borne the burden of separation and sacrifice since the American Revolution,” stated GEN Gordon R. Sullivan, USA Ret., President and CEO of AUSA.

The Military Moms’ Mother’s Day Brunch will be held on Saturday, May 9 from 11:30 AM to 1 PM. For more information about the hotel, please visit

About Marriott Marquis Washington, DC:
Marriott Marquis Washington, DC opened May 1, 2014 with 1,175 rooms, which includes 49 suites, and over 105,000 square feet of function space, including a 30,600 square-foot Marquis Ballroom and two 10,800 square-foot ballrooms. Marriott Marquis Washington, DC is conveniently located next door to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center - and connected via an underground concourse. An epicenter of downtown DC, the hotel has transformed its neighborhood and introduced a new, exciting venue for local social gatherings, business travelers and meetings and conventions. The property features a grand atrium lobby with a 56-foot sculpture, a state-of-the-art bi-level fitness center, and five ground-floor dining outlets. The hotel’s design is innovative, incorporating the site’s original historic Samuel Gompers AFL-CIO headquarters, known as the "Plumbers Building” and earned LEED Silver accreditation (one of the largest hotels in the country to earn this eco-friendly distinction). For more information on Marriott Marquis Washington, DC please visit and follow the hotel on Facebook (, Instagram (@mhmarquiswdc) and Twitter (@MHMarquisWDC).

About AUSA:
Since 1950, the Association of the United States Army has worked to support all aspects of national security while advancing the interests of America's Army and the men and women who serve. AUSA is a private, non-profit educational organization that supports America's Army - Active, National Guard, Reserve, Civilians, Retirees, Government Civilians, Wounded Warriors, Veterans, and family members. AUSA provides numerous Professional Development Opportunities at a variety of events both local and national.