Memorial Day we honor the men and women who have served and who are in service to our great nation; sacrificing their lives to preserve our Liberty. Lt. Governor Winsome Earl-Sears is the embodiment of excellence in service. As a Marine Veteran, former Salvation Army Director, who is now the first female Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the first Black female elected to statewide office; the historic Washington Street Baptist Church in the town of Bedford have chosen to honor Lt. Governor Winsome Earle-Sears this Memorial Day Weekend during their annual Women’s Day event.

Upon arrival in Bedford on Saturday, May 27, Sears will visit the Bedford Boys Tribute Center. As women in service is the theme for the holiday weekend, Sears will tour small businesses owned and operated by women and minorities. Afterwards, she will enjoy a special performance by the Little Town Players followed by a special presentation and tour of the Bower Center for the Arts, among other attractions.