World War I ended at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. It claimed the lives of 40 million people worldwide and caused hardship across the world. 31 Loudoun County citizens perished in the war.
Remember the 100th anniversary of the conclusion of this significant war with this special commemorative program at the historic Loudoun County Courthouse and Great War Memorial in downtown Leesburg.
10:55 a.m.—Please Take Your Seats
11:00 a.m.—Moment of Silence followed by a panel of historians discussing Loudoun County and World War One. Topics include:
- Governor Westmoreland Davis
- George C. Marshall in World War One
- President Woodrow Wilson’s Connection to Northern Virginia
- The Homefront in Loudoun County
12:30 p.m.—Laying of poppies at Loudoun County Great War Memorial
Historians will bring local and international artifacts related to Loudoun’s role in World War I on the battlefield and the homefront.
This event is jointly sponsored by the following members of the Loudoun County World War I Centennial Committee: Mosby Heritage Area Association; Gary Clemens, Clerk of the Circuit Court; The George C. Marshall International Center; Morven Park; NOVA Parks; Thomas Balch Library; Oatlands Historic House and Gardens; and the Historic Records and Deed Research Division of the Loudoun County Clerk of the Circuit Court.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
For more information, call (540) 687-6681.