ASHBURN, VA — Veterans Day, a federal holiday to honor those who have served in the military, will mean some schedule changes in Ashburn and across Loudoun County.
The George C. Marshall International Center will honor veterans of all conflicts at a Nov. 11 event. This year's keynote speaker is Rear Admiral Thomas C. Lynch USN (Ret.). The event is free and open to the public. Due to coronavirus restrictions, reservations are required. For more information, call 703-777-1301, or visit www.georgecmarshall.org/events/veterans-day-commemoration.
Event parking is available at the Loudoun County Government parking garage on Loudoun Street, between Harrison and Church Streets, or at metered/street parking spots in the area. The event address is 217 Edwards Ferry Rd NE in Leesburg.
Tribute at One Loudoun, a senior community in Ashburn, will be holding a special Veterans Day ceremony on Wednesday to honor its residents who are veterans. Beginning at 2:30 pm on Wednesday, the ceremony will feature remarks by Loudoun County VFW Post 1177 Commander Ray Delpesche.
The event will include a musical sing-along of patriotic songs, a “Salute to Our Veterans” video presentation that will be shared with residents and allow their families to participate virtually, and a trumpet performance of Taps. Due to coronavirus restrictions, the ceremony will not open to the public.
Below are the schedule changes to know for the holiday in Ashburn and Loudoun County.
Loudoun County government offices: Closed on Nov. 11.
Loudoun County Public Schools: School instruction will take place on Nov. 11.
County Courts: All Loudoun County courts will be closed Nov. 11.
State Courts: Circuit Court, General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court are closed on Veterans Day.
Libraries: On Nov. 11, all Loudoun County Public Library branches will be closed.
Recreation and Community Centers: The Claude Moore and Dulles South Recreation Centers will be open. Fitness programs at the centers are offered per guidelines for reduced occupancy and physical distancing. Reservations are required for use of workout/fitness areas/amenities at the recreation centers. Sign up online.
Loudoun County Transit: Loudoun County Transit will operate a significantly reduced schedule on Veterans Day. View Veterans Day service schedules online.
Historic Sites and Museums: The Loudoun County Visitor's Center is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 11.
Post offices: Veterans Day is observed as a holiday at the U.S. Postal Service.
Trash Collection: Loudoun County does not offer curbside trash pickup. Check with your independent provider about trash collection.
Landfill/Recycling: The Loudoun County landfill on Evergreen Mills Road will be open on Nov. 11.