My late mother, Mary McNamara, loved Mount Vernon. She first visited Mount Vernon in 1939-she was the American Legion's National Drum Majorette Champion and they were enroute to Boston for their convention, where she would march in their parade.
She was able to volunteer with me a number of times when visiting-raising flags, helping with Garden Days in the upper garden, etc. Her favorite was the Wine Festival--being in costume and meeting General and Mrs.Washington was the highlight! Kathleen McLoughlin, 2014