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McLean’s American Legion Post Celebrates Memorial Day

(Photo: Courtesy of Sam Roberts)
(Photo: Courtesy of Sam Roberts)

American Legion Post 270, which is located in McLean, paid tribute to America’s military veterans during the Post’s Memorial Day service on Monday, May 30 at the Memorial Garden at McLean High School. At the service, members of the Fairfax County Police and Volunteer Fire and Rescue laid a wreath at the Memorial Garden.

The post’s commander W. Glenn Yarborough, Jr led the ceremony, which included dignitaries from the high school, Fairfax County School Board and Virginia State House. The post commander spoke about the significance of the poppies that were handed out at the ceremony and then state delegate Rip Sullivan, school board member, Janie Strauss, and McLean High School principal Ellen Reilly spoke.

Commander Yarborough recognized the Post’s World War II veterans that were present, Barney Holmes, Ed Hicks and Marvin Quinn. The service was followed by an open house reception at the Post in McLean. For more information about Post 270, visit mcleanpost270.org.