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DAR Honors Francis Lightfoot Lee

The Cameron Parish Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution hosted a plaque-dedication ceremony on Saturday at Dulles Airport in honor of Francis Lightfoot Lee, the only resident of Loudoun County to sign the Declaration of Independence. Lee's family once owned part of the Loudoun County land that is present-day Dulles Airport. The plaque will go in the airport's center terminal when construction is completed.

The ceremony included opening remarks from Oak Hill resident Mary Browne, Regent of the Cameron Parish Chapter, an invocation by Helen MacIntyre and Herndon High School's NJROTC Color Guard.

Historic re-enactors portrayed George and Martha Washington and special music was provided by the Civil Air Patrol Band, harpist Jennifer Attanasi, opera singer Daniel Holmes and pianist Lori Lind.

Keith Meurlin, vice president and Dulles Airport manager, spoke about Dulles Airport's upcoming 40th anniversary in November.