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Posted on: May 21, 2018

[ARCHIVED] News Release - Memorial Day Ceremony

PURCELLVILLE, Va. MAY 21, 2018— The Town of Purcellville encourages all citizens to come out to honor our Fallen Veterans on Memorial Day, Monday May 28th, 2018 beginning at 11:45 a.m. at Purcellville Town Hall located at 221 South Nursery Ave. Details about the ceremony are below.

Purcellville Town Hall

Welcome by the Mayor


Remarks by guest speaker, SSgt William Slease III, Veteran and his wife, Alice Slease

Letter from Congresswoman Barbara Comstock, shared by Erin Rayner, Director of Community Outreach and Engagement for the Congresswoman

Procession to the Tear Drop

Tear Drop

American Legion presents military wreaths

Families of the Fallen present local hero wreaths

"Taps" played by Rick Reaves

American Legion gives a 21-gun salute

American Legion raises the American flag

Moment of silence

Purcellville Mayor Fraser reads a proclamation


Closing remarks by Mayor Fraser

Please note: Traffic will be diverted in the area of the teardrop intersection from approximately 11:55 AM – 12:05 PM to honor our Fallen. This will impact traffic on Main Street from Hatcher Avenue to 21st Street and from Nursery Avenue and 20th Street onto Main Street.


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