Former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden dropped into Dog Tag Bakery on Sunday to order sandwiches and support disabled veterans.
The small bakery in Georgetown has a mission to teach disabled veterans small business skills and help them get acclimated to civilian life.
The two men ordered some food and took the time to speak with workers at the bakery. Obama addressed the crowd with words of encouragement:
“What you guys are doing, having already rendered service, whether as an active member of the military or a spouse, and to then contribute again to do more for your communities, that’s what makes us proud,” said Obama. “We so appreciate you guys.”
The bakery addressed the former leaders’ visit on Twitter, thanking them for stopping by:
Look who stopped by @DogTagBakery for lunch today! Thank you @BarackObama and @JoeBiden for supporting our mission of empowering veterans with service-connected disabilities, military spouses, and military caregivers! #BakingADifference #veterans #milspouses #caregivers pic.twitter.com/bLHttsgXJF
— Dog Tag Bakery (@DogTagBakery) July 30, 2018
Obama was also spotted striking a yoga pose in the bakery. One of the ways Dog Tag Inc. helps disabled veterans is by teaching yoga.
According to their website, it’s part of an overarching approach to wellness:
“Wellness is a cornerstone of our program; from mindfulness to journaling, nutrition to yoga, we believe that our holistic, wellness-oriented approach allows the service-disabled veterans, military spouses, and caregivers we serve to be mentally ready to absorb the lessons and resources our program provides and lay the groundwork for their successful transition into civilian life.”
This was the second time the former president was seen out in D.C. this week. On Saturday, Barack and Michelle Obama were seen dancing at a Beyonce and Jay-Z concert.