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Posted on: September 2, 2022

[ARCHIVED] News Release - Town of Purcellville Hosts 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

PURCELLVILLE, Va., September 2, 2022 — 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 Sunday, September 11, 2022 at the First Responders Monument near the historic Bush Tabernacle located at 250 South Nursery Avenue.  

The guest speaker will be Virginia State Police Sergeant Mike Middleton. Sergeant Middleton responded to the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 and was involved in the immediate rescue. 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, and Boy Scout Troop 163. Chaplain Larry Brooks with the Purcellville Police Department will deliver the invocation and closing prayer. Rick Reaves, Loudoun Valley High School band director, will perform the National Anthem and “Taps” during the ceremony. 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. 

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