PURCELLVILLE, Va., September 4, 2020 — 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 Friday, September 11, 2020 at the First Responders Monument located near the historic Bush Tabernacle at 250 South Nursery Avenue in Purcellville. There will be a Facebook Live event on the Town’s Facebook page in addition to an in-person event. If you plan to attend in person, please wear a face covering and maintain appropriate social distance from other attendees. If you are not feeling well, please stay home.
Ceremony participants will include the Purcellville Police Department, Purcellville Volunteer Fire Company, Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad, Loudoun County Fire and Rescue, Boy Scout Troop 163, and the Joint Honor Guard from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and Leesburg Police Department. Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton will share her remarks. The guest speaker will be CAPT (Ret) SEAL Rick Bremseth. Rev. Dr. David Milam will deliver the invocation and closing prayer. Studio Bleu vocalist Tina Smothers will sing the National Anthem. Purcellville Florist is donating the wreath that will be laid before the First Responders Memorial.
The 9/11 monument in Purcellville 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.
Please join us in honoring our local first responders and the memory of all who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.