Memorial honors residents killed in Iraq, Afghanistan

The Loudoun County War Memorial Trust Fund Committee will hold a dedication ceremony for a memorial to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars on Oct. 13 at 11 a.m., according to a county statement. The memorial will be on the eastern monument on the south lawn of the Loudoun County Courthouse.

The names of four Loudoun County residents who died in Iraq or Afghanistan will be inscribed on the memorial, listed in order by their death dates. Ben Lawrence, chair of the War Memorial Trust Fund Committee, said there will be room to add more names if needed.

“We tried to identify all Loudoun County residents who died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, but county of residence isn’t included in military records,” Lawrence said in the statement. “Congressman Frank Wolf’s office has been very helpful in expediting our request to the Department of Defense, but we may have missed someone. If so, the memorial is designed such that additional names can be added.”

During the ceremony, North King Street will be closed from Market Street to Cornwall Street and East Market Street will be closed from King Street to Church Street. Street closures are expected to be in place from 11 a.m. to noon.

DAR chapter donates work
to Thomas Balch Library

The Ketoctin Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently presented the Thomas Balch Library with a new reference work, “America’s Women in the Revolutionary Era, 1760-1790: A History Through Bibliography,” by Eric Grundset with Briana L. Diaz and Hollis L. Gentry, according to a statement. 

Published last year by the NSDAR, the three-volume set highlights resources and scholarship, from the 18th century to the most recent publications that document and analyze the lives of women and girls during the American Revolution. The first two volumes are a subject bibliography.  The third volume lists work by author and contains a chronology. 

The Ketoctin Chapter of the NSDAR, which is headquartered in Bluemont, was organized in 1950 and has remained an active heritage organization since that time.

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Stone Bridge High School to host volunteer fair on Oct. 13

The Stone Bridge High School Key Club will host a county-wide Volunteer Fair from 1 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 13.

Nonprofit organizations interested in meeting student volunteers are invited to host a table and bring a display. There is no charge to participate. To register, contact Key Club faculty adviser Bill Wilkin at by 5 p.m. Tuesday. Space, traffic and safety may limit the number of participating organizations, so early registration is encouraged.

Stone Bridge High School is at 43100 Hay Rd. in Ashburn.

— Compiled by Caitlin Gibson