PURCELLVILLE, Va., August 30, 2019 — Mayor Kwasi Fraser and Town Council invite the community to attend the Town of Purcellville’s Annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony to honor local first responders and the memory of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. The ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the First Responders Monument located near the historic Bush Tabernacle at 250 South Nursery Avenue in Purcellville. The monument was dedicated in 2011. The steel beam on the top of the monument is a piece of Tower Two of the World Trade Center and the base is comprised of stone from a barn near Shankesville, Pennsylvania.
Ceremony participants will include the Purcellville Police Department, Purcellville Volunteer Fire Company, Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad, Loudoun County Fire and Rescue, and the Joint Honor Guard from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and Leesburg Police Department. Purcellville Police Department Chaplain Larry Brooks will give the invocation and deliver the closing prayer, and Studio Bleu vocalist Tina Smothers will sing the National Anthem. Purcellville Flowers is donating the wreath that will be laid before the First Responders Memorial. The guest speaker, Tip Stinnette, a United States Air Force retired Colonel who was on active duty on September 11, 2001 and twice deployed to Iraq and once to Afghanistan, will share his thoughts and remembrances.
Please join us in honoring our local first responders and the memory of all who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.