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 plaque originally separated the names of the three Black people of the group: Pvts. Ernest Gilbert; Valentine B. Johnson; and Samuel C. Thornton. On its 100th anniversary, November 11, 2021, the memorial was rededicated with a new plaque of similar design with all of the names listed together alphabetically, not segregated.