For the 12th anniversary of the tragic events and lives lost in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Town of Leesburg will hold an evening remembrance at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 on the Town Green. Residents are asked to observe the “National Day of Service and Remembrance” by volunteering, donating time or goods or simply offering a helping hand during this day of commemoration.
For those residents wishing to honor the fallen in their own way, Freedom Memorial at Freedom Park will be open from 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Both events are free, open to the public and will be held rain or shine. One block of West Market Street will be closed from 7 - 7:30 p.m. during the remembrance ceremony.
For more information, contact the Town of Leesburg’s Parks and Recreation Department at 703-777-1368 or visit idalee.org.
The Town of Purcellville will hold its annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony Sept. 11 beginning at 6 p.m. at the town's 9/11 Memorial beside the historic Bush Tabernacle at Fireman's Field.
All citizens are welcome to join.
Mayor Bob Zoldos is asking residents of Lovettsville to display the American flag on Sept. 11.
Additionally, members of Loudoun County Fire and Rescue, the Lovettsville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Co., the Town Council and Zoldos will hold a simple ceremony to mark the anniversary of the attacks. The group will meet at the flagpole at 8:30 a.m. and will be finished at 10:30 a.m.
Fire and rescue will sound their air horns for a few seconds at the time of each of the crashes – 8:45 a.m., 9:03 a.m., 9:43 a.m. and 10:10 a.m.
During the periods in between, attending residents will be able to share their individual stories from that day.
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