Leesburg, VA (August 30, 2012)
– To mark the 11th anniversary of the tragic events and lives lost throughout the United States on September 11, 2001, the Town of Leesburg will be holding an evening remembrance ceremony on Tuesday, September 11th at 6:30pm on the Town Green (25 West Market Street).
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 Obama on April 21, 2009. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), a supporter of the legislation, said, “September 11 should not only be a day for mourning - it should be a day to think about our neighbors, our community and our country."
In addition to the remembrance ceremony, the Town’s Freedom Memorial at Freedom Park (101 Colonel Grenata Cir SE, off Tolbert Lane.) will be open from 7:30am – 9:00pm for those wishing to pay their respects individually.
Both events are free, open to the public, and will be held rain or shine. One block of West Market Street will be closed from 6:30pm to 7:15pm during the remembrance ceremony. For more information, contact the Town of Leesburg’s Parks and Recreation Department at (703) 777-1368 or visit our website www.idalee.org
Special Events Supervisor