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Leesburg Celebrates Memorial Day with Private Observance at Loudoun County Courthouse

Post Date:05/25/2020 9:32 AM
Memorial Day ObservanceLeesburg, VA (May 25, 2020) – The Town of Leesburg held its annual Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 25, 2020 on the Loudoun County Courthouse grounds in downtown Leesburg.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the event was held privately while appearing live on the Town’s Facebook page.

Mayor Kelly Burk shared her remarks before placing a wreath at the war memorials in honor of all soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen who served in the defense of our country. Leesburg Town Councilman Neil Steinberg was also in attendance as well as Phil Rusciolelli and Ray Delpesche of Leesburg VFW Post #1177. 

“While we are temporarily at home, with our freedoms curtailed, we still cannot forget to honor these fallen men and women. Their sacrifices are too great to let a virus keep us from remembering,” Burk said. “While we are looking at this on a screen, know that Leesburg and the Leesburg Town Council could not be silent. Our tears are for all those fallen military man and women. While we do not know your names, we know you made us safe and for that you have our gratitude.” 

This annual observance commemorates those who have lost their lives in battle, serving the United States, as well as recognize the brave military men and women who serve our country. Those who wish to watch the ceremony can do so on the Town’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/LeesburgVirginia

Media Contact:
Leah Kosin
Assistant Public Information Officer
lkosin@leesburgva.gov
703-771-2781

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