Loudoun Veterans from World War I, 1922
Courtesy of Loudoun Museum
November 11, 1918-County residents celebrate the war's end and all draft call ups are canceled.
A large parade of flags on bedecked automobiles was formed east of town under the marshal age of Mr. W. Frank Garrett, and passed through town, horns were blown, bells rang, whistles blew and the noise of celebration was heard on every side. The parade extended over several blocks in length and was viewed by a large crowd.
Loudoun Times Mirror, November 13, 1918
July 25, 1919-The victory celebration and parade was attended by 7,000 people. Governor Westmoreland Davis, of Leesburg gave a speech and presented medals that were pinned on by the "young ladies of the county." Supper was served to "Loudoun's Fighting Sons" by the Red Cross. The dinner was followed by a Vaudeville show on the court house porch and square dancing on the court house green and the Town Hall until 1 a.m.
July 17, 1919-A processional of cars carrying veterans of previous wars paraded around Leesburg. Most of the veterans were former Confederate soldiers.
World War I in Virginia's Memory
Returning to Civilian Life