Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America: Loudoun Union Cemetery

Union Cemetery

This year we decided to visit a Loudoun cemetery for the annual Wreaths Across America event on December 17th.  The icy rain was causing delays throughout the morning and the wind was fierce, but it was nothing compared to what these veterans and families have given to us all.  Here are some photos of the local veterans' grave sites at Union Cemetery in Leesburg.

(From hallowedground.org) Established in 1855 on the immediate outskirts of Leesburg, Union cemetery was created as a public cemetery open to people of all faiths. It predated three other “Union” cemeteries in Loudoun County established at Hillsboro, Waterford and Lovettsville. The cemetery contains the 1908 Union Chapel and several notable monuments, including a Confederate War Memorial at the north end of the site, and an imperfectly cut 30-foot- high granite column, allegedly designed for a D.C. public building, but rejected and brought to the cemetery in the 1890s.

If you are interested in visiting this historic cemetery, the address is 323 N King St, Leesburg.