The Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce hosted the eighth annual Valor Awards Thursday night at Fauquier Springs Country Club. The event honored the men and women of the Fauquier County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management, Warrenton Police Department, Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police.

The Rev. Al Henderson gave the invocation, setting the tone for the evening: “In a world that is so badly in need of heroes, it’s an honor to be a room full of them.”

Joe Martin, president of the chamber, welcomed the honorees and those present to honor them, then introduced Lauryn Ricketts, master of ceremonies for the evening. Ricketts is a StormTeam4 meteorologist with NBC Washington and WTOP radio.

Those honored included public safety personnel representing the county’s different agencies. Dr. David Snyder received special recognition as community veteran honoree for his service in Vietnam and his work as founder of Verdun Adventure Bound.

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Is this the dance they do when they let illegals go? Or the dance they do when they arrest Virginia citizens?

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