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Spotlight: American Legion Post 270

Legion post helps veterans, their families, youths and national security, as well as promoting Americanism.

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Mission: The American Legion Post 270 of McLean distributes funds to promote activities such as those involving support to: Veterans (Affairs and Rehabilitation, VA Hospital equipment and services, Emergency Financial Assistance, Benefits Guidance, Vinson Hall events); National Security (Troop Support, Comforting Warriors, and Transition Assistance); Americanism (Boys and Girls State/Nation attendees, Boy Scouts, Oratorical Competition), and Youth; (Child Welfare Foundation, Family Support Networks, McLean Youth Orchestra, and Temporary Financial Assistance).

Contact information: Phone, 703-356-8259; Email: Americanlegionpost270@attglobal.net; Address: American Legion Post 270, P.O. Box 444, McLean, Va. 22101

History: "American Legion Post 270 was founded in 1946 by a group of returning World War II heroes," Post Commander Glenn Yarborough wrote in an email. It has grown to include almost 400 Legion members, 100 Womens Auxiliary members and 20 Sons of the American Legion.  

How you can help: Cash donations to Post 270 will be used to supplement the funds we generate through our annual citrus sales and by renting the hall to deserving individuals and organizations. Such donations will be acknowledged with a receipt reflecting the contribution to our registered non-profit organization.

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