PURCELLVILLE, Va. May 22, 2020— The Town of Purcellville is planning a virtual Memorial Day Ceremony that will be on the Town of Purcellville Facebook page on Monday, May 25. The virtual ceremony ensures compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order 62 which restricts gatherings of 10 or more people, while still offering residents the opportunity to join together to honor members of the military who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The ceremony will be two separate Facebook posts. The first will be a Facebook Live event at 11:45 a.m. with Mayor Kwasi Fraser giving his opening remarks. At 11:50 a.m., a video of the recorded ceremony will be published on the Town’s Facebook page. The video includes the following:
Invocation by Purcellville Police Chaplain Larry Brooks
Remarks by Colonel Tip Stinnette, United States Air Force, Retired; Purcellville Vice Mayor
Remarks by Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton
Remarks by Purcellville Police Chief Cindy McAlister
Memorial Ceremony at the Tear Drop with American Legion Post 293; Bradley Quin, President of the Purcellville Volunteer Fire Company and father of one of our local heroes; and Rick Reaves, Director of Bands, Loudoun Valley High School. This portion of the ceremony includes the presentation of the military wreaths, presentation of the local hero wreath, “Taps,” and raising the American flag
Proclamation, Mayor Kwasi Fraser
Benediction by Purcellville Police Chaplain Larry Brooks
Closing remarks by Mayor Kwasi Fraser
The Town of Purcellville encourages all citizens to honor our Fallen Veterans by watching the ceremony from the safety of their homes on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020.
Thank you for helping honor those who have lost their lives while serving our country.