15 Years Later, Communities Plan 9/11 Programs

Sunday will mark the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacks and several community programs are planned to reflect on the lives lost on that day.

The largest event will be held on the green at Leesburg Town Hall starting at 5 p.m. Sunday. The program will include remarks by elected representatives and recognition for first responders.

In Lovettesville, residential will gather at the war memorial in the Town Square at 8:30 a.m. The program will feature four speakers, including two first responders to the Pentagon. The Virginia Freedom Flag will be flown, and just under 3,000 American flags will be placed on the Town Square to commemorate those who died.

In Purcellville, town leaders will gather at 1:30 p.m. at the town’s First Responders Monument at Fireman’s Field. The memorial includes a piece of steal brought from Ground Zero in New York City following the attack on the World Trade Center.

Throughout the day, residents are encouraged to visit the Freedom Memorial at Leesburg’s Freedom Park, which will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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