The Town of Leesburg will hold its annual Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 30, on the lawn of the Loudoun County Courthouse beginning at 10 a.m. Veterans, active duty military, their families and members of the public are invited to the tribute, which will feature patriotic music and a traditional rifle salute.
This year’s featured speaker is Lt. General John A. Dubia, U.S. Army (ret.) General Dubia served 14 years of troop assignments and later, as commanding general of the United States Army Field Artillery Center and commandant of the Field Artillery School. The Leesburg resident continues to support veterans, serving on the boards of the Fisher House Foundation based in Rockville, MD, and the Boulder Crest Retreat in Bluemont.
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 the country. 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.