Falling on the last Monday of May since 1968, Memorial Day will be observed this year on May 27. During the three-day weekend communities across Loudoun County will honor soldiers, sailors and Marines who died serving their country.
The following ceremonies are scheduled throughout the county to honor the fallen:
Saturday, May 25
Round Hill: 11th Annual Hometown Festival at the Town Park. Parade starts at 10 a.m. with a Memorial Day Ceremony afterward.
Monday, May 27
Brambleton: The Ringing in Hope Memorial Day Charity Run/Walk begins at 8 a.m. at Brambleton Plaza. Race options include a 10k, 5k and 1k walk. Registration fees apply. Visit brambleton.com for details or call 703-777-7534.
Leesburg: Annual Memorial Day Ceremony 10 a.m. at the Loudoun County Courthouse, 18 E. Market St. Lt. Gen. Richard Mills will be the keynote speaker.
Lovettsville: Ceremony 11:45 a.m. at the town square, the intersection of East Broadway and Route 287.
Purcellville: Ceremony 11:45 a.m. at Town Hall, 221 S. Nursery Ave.
Sterling: Ceremony 11 a.m. at the Veteran's Memorial, corner of North Sterling Boulevard and West Holly Avenue, near Sterling Middle School.