Longtime community activist, advocate, and World War II veteran Norman Duncan was honored with a ceremonial resolution from the county Board of Supervisors this week on the occasion of his 100th birthday.
Duncan has been a longtime advocate for caregivers, including as chairman of the International Caregivers Association. He also founded Labor of Love Day in Loudoun, a celebration of caregivers on Labor Day each year. Duncan’s wife, Elsie, lived with Alzheimer’s. Duncan was her primary caregiver until her death in 2015.
He has also long been active volunteering in Loudoun, serving on a number of committees including the Transit Advisory Board and the Economic Development Advisory Commission, along with serving on the board of the Loudoun Symphony and in the American Legion.
Duncan served with the 29th Infantry Division during World War II and was awarded the French Legion of Honor with the rank of Knight of the Legion of Honor. He told county supervisors March 5 that is mission in life is to help people.
“I think if I remember correctly, this is either the seventh or eighth time that I’ve been honored by this board, and I cannot say in any words how much I appreciate the warmth of feeling that I get,” Duncan said.