The Salute to Military Veterans and Families will be held at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn on Saturday, formally declared Military Appreciation Day in Loudoun County.
The annual event is designed to pay tribute to sacrifices of those in military service and to ensure that veterans and their families are well informed about available support services. Representatives of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and other services organizations will be on hand. A computer team will be available onsite to help veterans sign up or check on the status of their benefits with the Veterans Administration.
The event runs from 10:30 to 4 p.m., with a formal program at noon.
Retired Gen. Lester L. Lyles will be the keynote speaker. He is a former vice chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force and current chairman of the board of USAA.
The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
Loudoun County has hired a full-time veterans coordinator to centralize information, outreach, and referral services for veterans and establish a collaborative network of partners who serve veterans in the county. More information about resources available to local veterans, including the veterans coordinator’s contact information, is online at loudoun.gov/veterans.