Leesburg, VA (November 11, 2015) – Members of the public are invited to witness the dedication ceremony, which will take place at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11 on the grounds of the Loudoun County Courthouse, located at 8 South Street, NW in Leesburg. The ceremony will be held near the front steps of the old courthouse.
A central feature of the Loudoun Revolutionary War Memorial is “The Spirit of Loudoun,” a 7.5 foot tall bronze statue depicting a Loudoun farmer who is leaving his wife and son to serve in the militia. The statue, which was sculpted by artist Jay Hall Carpenter of Silver Spring, Maryland, sits atop a large granite pedestal and faces North King Street.
Loudoun County contributed $50,000 to the project. Members of The Patriot Project’s committees raised more than $400,000 in private donations to bring the memorial to fruition. Learn more about the project and its history by visiting www.thepatriotproject.org.