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Town of Leesburg to Observe 16th Anniversary of 9/11 with Morning Ceremony at Freedom Park
Leesburg, VA (September 5, 2017) - In commemoration of the tragic events and the lives lost throughout the United States on September 11, 2001, the Leesburg Town Council will hold a brief remembrance ceremony at the Town’s Freedom Memorial, located at Freedom Park (off Tolbert Lane at Evergreen Mill Road) on Monday morning, September 11, 2017.
The ceremony will begin at 8:40 a.m. For the safety of attendees, the gates to the park will close at 8:30 a.m. prior to the start of the ceremony. Anyone wishing to attend the ceremony is encouraged to arrive early. Immediately following the ceremony, the gates will re-open and the park will remain open to the public until 9:00 p.m. for those wishing to visit the memorial on their own.
In addition, the Town Council will observe a moment of silence and reflection during their regular meeting on Monday, September 11, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
The Town of Leesburg encourages residents to observe the designated “National Day of Service and Remembrance” by volunteering, donating time or goods, or simply offering a helping hand during this day of commemoration. The “Serve America Act” was signed into law by President Obama on April 21, 2009. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), a supporter of the legislation, said, “September 11 should not only be a day of mourning. It should be a day to think about our neighbors, our community, and our country."
For more information about the ceremony, please contact the Town of Leesburg’s Park and Recreation Department at 703-777-1368 or visit www.idalee.org.
Public Information Officer