The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has proclaimed Saturday, October 28, as Military Appreciation Day in Loudoun County. The proclamation also draws attention to the upcoming “Loudoun Salute to Military Veterans and Families,” which is scheduled for October 28, at Stone Bridge High School, 43100 Hay Road in Ashburn. The event is scheduled from noon to 4:00 p.m., with doors opening at 10:30 a.m.
Members of the Board, including Chair Phyllis Randall and Vice Chairman Ralph Buona, are scheduled to participate in the salute. In addition to guest speakers and entertainment, the annual event will feature representatives of veteran service organizations. A computer team will be available onsite to help veterans sign up or check on the status of their benefits with the Veterans Administration. In addition, volunteers will be on hand to help veterans initiate new claims. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
Loudoun County has hired a full-time Veterans Coordinator to centralize information, outreach, and referral services for veterans and establish a collaborative network of partners who serve veterans in the county. More information about resources available to local veterans, including the Veterans Coordinator’s contact information, is online at www.loudoun.gov/veterans.