Walter Reed Army Medical Center hummed like a village. Besides the medical and research facilities, the campus held a fire station, post office, shopping, sports facilities, eating and entertainment establishments, short- and long-term housing, and much else, although no K-12 schools. Special events on the campus drew in community members, like the popular Easter Sunrise Service, which drew 40,000 people at its largest in 1956.
Image: Easter Sunrise Service, 1956. WRAMC History Office, PAO Historical Collection