Memorial Day Observance Features Gen. Lawrence

The Town of Leesburg will hold its annual Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 29, on the lawn of the Loudoun County Courthouse in downtown Leesburg, beginning at 10 a.m.        Veterans, active duty military, their families and members of the public are invited to join in this tribute which will feature patriotic music and a traditional rifle salute.

This year’s featured speaker is Lt. Gen. Susan S. Lawrence, U.S. Army (retired). At the time of her retirement in 2013, she was the Army’s chief information officer. She previously served as the commanding general for the Army’s Network Enterprise Technology Command. Today, she is senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton and is a leader in the firm’s defense business.

Following Gen. Lawrence’s remarks, wreaths will be laid at each of the war memorials in honor of all soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen who served in the defense of our country, in all conflicts.

Ceremony participants include Leesburg VFW Post #1177, the Ketoctin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Sons of the American Revolution and United Daughters of the Confederacy, Loudoun Chapter #170, and several Boy and Girl Scout Troops.

In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at the Loudoun County Senior Center (102 North Street NW). To confirm the rain location or for more information regarding the ceremony, contact the Town of Leesburg’s Park and Recreation Department at 703-777-1368 or go to idalee.org.

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