Fauquier High School junior, Celeste Pollack, 16, of Jeffersonton, didn’t think her school was doing enough to commemorate 9/11 in recent years. “They only mention it over the loud speaker." So this year, she and her cohorts in the Young Americans for Freedom club “part of a 501(c)(3) that instills conservative, constitutionalist values,” installed a memorial on school grounds.
Overseen by teacher Tyler Walker, the initiative received flags from the YAF Foundation and paint was purchased with money from an unrelated fund-raiser. Club members installed a field of flags and painted the school rock in Monday afternoon’s rain, and arranged for TAPS to be played Tuesday morning over the intercom.