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Marine veterans from 1st Raider Battalion, known as Edson's Raiders, gathered aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico for their final reunion April 16-18. The youngest veteran was 89, and the group lost 10 members in the last year. The veterans toured the Marine Corps Museum and Raider Hall and gathered together for several meals, including a closing banquet attended by the Col. David Edson, grandson of their first commanding officer, then-Col. Merritt Edson. - Marine veterans from 1st Raider Battalion, known as Edson's Raiders, gathered aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico for their final reunion April 16-18. The youngest veteran was 89, and the group lost 10 members in the last year. The veterans toured the Marine Corps Museum and Raider Hall and gathered together for several meals, including a closing banquet attended by the Col. David Edson, grandson of their first commanding officer, then-Col. Merritt Edson.

Nature enthusiasts seeking to welcome spring and get closer to nature will be in their element during Sunday’s Bluebell Festival at Merrimac Farm in Nokesville. The farm boasts one of the largest patches of Virginia Bluebells in the Northern Virginia region, according to the Prince William Conservation Alliance website. Native to North America and considered among the first annual signs of spring, Virginia Bluebells are generally considered to be among the prettiest of wildflowers. - Nature enthusiasts seeking to welcome spring and get closer to nature will be in their element during Sunday’s Bluebell Festival at Merrimac Farm in Nokesville. The farm boasts one of the largest patches of Virginia Bluebells in the Northern Virginia region, according to the Prince William Conservation Alliance website. Native to North America and considered among the first annual signs of spring, Virginia Bluebells are generally considered to be among the prettiest of wildflowers.