While the Annual Veterans Day celebration will look differently in 2020 because of COVID-19 precautions, the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County and the Commissioners of Leonardtown are proud to present a virtual celebration of our nation’s heroes. There will not be a parade or any public events but, beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, the community is invited to visit www.visitleonardtownmd.com or the Town of Leonardtown or St. Mary’s County Government Facebook pages to watch this enjoyable and inspiring virtual tribute. The virtual celebration will include rousing video messages from dignitaries, community groups, first responders, and many others. There will also be special feature segments that highlight veterans’ topics of interest, musical presentations from local talent, and patriotic readings. At 11 a.m., the tribute continues with a special ceremony commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II and the Victory at Iwo Jima. Guest speakers for this event include Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford, St. Mary’s County Commissioner President Randy Guy, Leonardtown Mayor Dan Burris and many others. This observance will conclude with a wreath-laying ceremony and memorial tributes to local families who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
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