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Loudon County World War I Memorial Plaque

   
Loudon County World War I Memorial Plaqueloupe
18 E. Market St
Leesburg
VA
USA
20176

The Loudoun County Memorial Plaque was erected 1921, three years after the end of World War I. The plaque, on a stone monument, lists 30 names of Loudoun County residents who died serving during the Great War. The names of three of those residents are at the bottom of the plaque, separated by a line - they are the three Black people of the group: Pvts. Ernest Gilbert, Valentine B. Johnson and Samuel C. Thornton.  Plans are currently underway to replace this plaque with a new one with a similar design, with all of the names listed together alphabetically, not segregated.  It is hoped that the memorial will be re-dedicated in 2021 on its 100th anniversary.