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IN PHOTOS: Remembering 9/11

Jim Fazekas, captain of the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company, salutes at an event at the town’s Freedom Memorial, located at Freedom Park off Tolbert Lane at Evergreen Mill Road. Times-Mirror/Alexander Todd Erkiletian
Americans from coast to coast are memorializing those who lost their lives and were impacted by the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the 16th anniversary Monday.

In Leesburg, town officials gathered at the Freedom Memorial at Freedom Park Monday morning.

In Purcellville, local residents are invited to the annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony tonight at 6:30 p.m. The ceremony will be held at the First Responders Monument near the Historic Bush Tabernacle located at 250 South Nursery Ave. The First Responders Monument was dedicated in 2011. The steel beam on the top of the monument is a piece of Tower Two of the World Trade Center, and the base of the monument is comprised of stone from a barn near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Dozens gathered for the Town of Leesburg's ceremony Monday morning.
Times-Mirror/Alexander Todd Erkiletian


Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burk gives remarks at the ceremony. Times-Mirror/Alexander Todd Erkiletian


The effort to place flags – one for each life lost on 9/11 – at the Lovettsville town green was organized by the town. Scout groups, American Heritage Girls and the general public were invited to participate. Times-Mirror/Ed Felker


Children planted one flag for each life lost on 9/11 at the Lovettsville town green over the weekend. Times-Mirror/Ed Felker


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