PURCELLVILLE, Va., September 1, 2021 — 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 20 years ago on September 11, 2001. The ceremony will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the First Responders Monument near the historic Bush Tabernacle located at 250 South Nursery Avenue. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the Virginia Army National Guard, 29th Division Band Brass Group will be part of this year’s ceremony.
The guest speaker will be Major Dave Dailey, Deputy Police Chief with the Purcellville Police Department who was among the first responders at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Major Dailey served on the Arlington County Police Department for 29 years before joining the Purcellville Police Department in 2019. The ceremony will include participants from the Purcellville Police Department; Purcellville Volunteer Fire Company; Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad; Loudoun County Fire and Rescue; Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office; the Joint Honor Guard from Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office; Hamilton Volunteer Fire Company; Round Hill Volunteer Fire Department; and Boy Scout Troop 163. Congresswoman Wexton will be there to share remarks. Rev. Joshua King, Purcellville Volunteer Fire Chaplain/Technician will deliver the invocation and Chaplain Larry Brooks of the Purcellville Police Department will deliver the closing prayer. 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 Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Please join us in honoring our local first responders and the memory of all who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.