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.
Town of Leesburg to Observe 17th Anniversary of 9/11 with Morning Ceremony at Freedom Park
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 Tuesday morning, September 11, 2018.
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 Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.
“Remembering September 11 is a solemn commitment that reminds our community of the ultimate sacrifice many innocent people made that day,” said Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burk. “The people in the towers and the first responders lost their lives because a group of cruel and malicious men decided the United States was evil and needed to be taught a lesson. Well, a lesson was learned. The lesson is that America is strong and its people responded to hate with love, unity, and compassion. We owe a great deal to the men and women who lost their lives that day and we must never forget.”
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.