(Oct. 4, 2013) – The Wounded Walk event and parade is scheduled for Saturday, October 5 (tomorrow) in downtown Leesburg. The parade will start at 10 a.m. from Ida Lee Park and will end at the Loudoun County Courthouse. The courthouse portion of the program begins at 10:30 am. Streets will be closed at 9:30 am and will reopen by 11:00 am.
The public is to gather on the sidewalk from Ida Lee Park to the Courthouse, or on the courthouse grounds for the event. The public will not be permitted to walk in the parade.
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In June 2013, two former Marines, Adam Shatarsky and Chris Senopole, began a cross-country journey at Camp Pendleton, California, with the goal of walking to Washington DC by October. The purpose of their walk, which they dubbed “The Wounded Walk,” is to raise awareness of the needs of wounded veterans of all conflicts. On Saturday, October 5, 2013, Adam and Chris will walk through Leesburg on the last leg of their journey. Adam Shatarsky is a graduate of Loudoun County High School.
Adam and Chris will walk from Ida Lee Park, down King Street, to the Loudoun County Courthouse. On the courthouse lawn, Mayor Kristen Umstattd will greet them with a proclamation by the Leesburg Town Council, declaring October 5th to be “Wounded Walk Day” in the Town of Leesburg. Join the Mayor in welcoming Adam and Chris to Leesburg. You can watch their walk from the sidewalks along King Street or you can welcome them at the courthouse.
North King Street, from Battlefield Parkway to Cornwall Street, will be closed from 9:30am to approximately 10:30am for the walk. King Street, between Cornwall and Loudoun, and Market Street, between Wirt and Church, will remain closed during the ceremony on the courthouse lawn. Streets are expected to reopen by 11:30am.
For more information about The Wounded Walk, please visit www.facebook.com/pages/The-Wounded-Walk/275213155947441.