The 2022 Veterans Day Ceremony honored veterans from Great Falls and all who have served in the Armed Forces. The ceremony featured a presentation of the colors by Boy Scout Troop 55, the Pledge of Allegiance led by the Boy Scouts and Brownie Troop 51156, patriotic songs by the Langley Madrigals, and remarks by retired Army Command Sergeant Major Howard E. “Howie” Urban. Video of the ceremony can be seen below or by clicking here.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and associated restrictions, the 2021 Memorial Day Ceremony will not be held. Those who died to defend freedom in our country will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Community, volunteers, public service, duty, honor, country. Built and funded by the community through in-kind and monetary donations. Dedicated November 13, 2004.
Fact sheet prepared by the late Milburn Sanders, the first Secretary of the Friends of the Great Falls Freedom Memorial and founder of the Great Falls Historical Society:
Video about the creation of the Freedom Memorial, produced by Nancy Wilson:
To see remarks in the Congressional Record by Congressman Frank Wolf in recognition of the dedication of the Great Falls Freedom Memorial, click here.
Pictures from the dedication of the Freedom Memorial on November 13, 2004, are available here.
To see the contemporaneous press release from Fairfax County about the dedication ceremony for the Freedom Memorial, click here.