Even though it was very warm for our Memorial Day Ceremony, it was a beautiful day for a very special occasion, and we thank all of you who came to pay your respect. Forty pavers were dedicated to Veteran Honorees, and another nine have already been sold for the next dedication on Veterans Day. Our Buy-a-Paver Program has been well received, and is certainly adding a great enhancement to our beautiful Veterans Memorial. I wish to thank the following who participated in our Ceremony: Pastor Joel Guttormson and Pastor Lee Crosby, Mrs. Sarah Stillman and students from Lovettsville Elementary School, members of our Lovettsville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company and career members of Loudoun County Fire and Rescue, and our Keynote Speaker, Former State Senator Charles L. Waddell, who has spoken so many times for events in Lovettsville. Our guests included Supervisor Geary Higgans, Dave Stegmaier from Congressman Wolf’s Office, Steve Hood from the Veterans of Foreign Wars, representatives from our Civic organizations, and visitors from other towns and states. A personal thank you to Keith Markel and Henry Pearson for setting up the space and equipment for our Ceremony. As I stated in my remarks, we went from one weather extreme to another, remembering the bitter cold Veterans Day 2011 when the Memorial was dedicated.
May we always remember our Veterans, and may God Bless our Troops who are still ensuring our freedom today.