In commemoration of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Leesburg Town Council will hold a brief remembrance ceremony at the Town’s Freedom Memorial, located at Freedom Park, on Monday morning.
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 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 its regular meeting on Monday, which begins at 7 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 Barack Obama on April 21, 2009.
For more information about the ceremony, contact the Park and Recreation Department at 703-777-1368 or go to idalee.org.