Young Marines of Palm Beaches lead D.C. Memorial Day march

From left, YM Sgt. Austin Sanders, PFC. Andrew Rodriguez, LCPL, Jordan Miller and LCPL Kazan Garcia, all from the Palm Beaches, march during the Memorial Parade 2017 in Washington, D.C. on May 29. (Oliver Contreras)

(Item contributed by Young Marines of Palm Beaches)

Four youth members from the Young Marines of Palm Beaches carried the lead banner of the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington D.C. Monday.

The Young Marines is a national non-profit 501c(3) youth education and service program for boys and girls, age eight through the completion of high school. The organization promotes the mental, moral and physical development of its members and focuses on teaching leadership, teamwork and self-discipline, so its members can live and promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.

Since the Young Marines’ beginnings in 1959 with one unit and a handful of boys, the organization has grown to 275 units with 9,200 youth and 2,760 adult volunteers in 40 states, the District of Columbia and Okinawa with affiliates in other countries.

For information, visit the official website at: http://www.YoungMarines.com.