This evening is Christmas Eve and the first day of Hanukkah. The above photo features a view of Green Joe's Coffee Shop on Battleground Avenue, located in the same plaza as Hyalyn Lamps and Salvino's Italian Restaurant. As advertised on the chalkboard, there is live music today, which will, likely, put listeners in a festive mood.
You will also notice a U.S. Marine waiting in line. There is a recruitment center opening soon in the same plaza as Green Joe's. Seeing this young man reminds us that while many are celebrating with family and friends, there will be those who are working this holiday weekend. If you are in a coffee shop and see someone in uniform, may we suggest your thanking them for their service, verbally, and perhaps by purchasing them the coffee of their choice.