Stafford Post 290 has conducted a Veterans Day memorial service since its beginnings in 1946,
This year was no different. Wreaths were placed and Taps sounded at the Stafford County Courthouse in Stafford, Va. The post honor guard proudly paraded up the main intersection, while members of the Riders group halted traffic. On the Stafford site location is a memorial placed by Post 290 and the Stafford County board of supervisors.
Over 60 members of the post attended the memorial service. After the service, the honor guard proceeded to Quantico National Cemetery for an All Veterans Service featuring the United States Marine Corps Band. Back at the post after the Quantico program, lunch was provided for hospital veterans and guests from the Washington Veterans Administration Hospital. A busy day by the hard-working honor guard and the many dedicated post members, under the direction of Dave Stein, post commander and past Department of Virginia commander.