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Acts of Valor: Loudoun Chamber to honor 109 local heroes at 35th Annual Loudoun County Valor Awards

Acts of Valor: Loudoun Chamber to honor 109 local heroes
at 35th Annual Loudoun County Valor Awards on October 2nd
                                                        
Loudoun County, VA – It will be a historic day on Friday, October 2, 2020, when the Loudoun County business community gathers to honor 92 heroic first responders and 17 equally courageous civilians at the 35th Annual Loudoun Valor Awards.  Though the event will look different this year, with some in-person and some virtual elements, the Valor Awards remains the Loudoun community’s premier salute to our heroic career and volunteer police, sheriff and fire & rescue personnel.
 
“Every shift, our emergency first responders make the personal commitment to serve our Loudoun community and to keep our residents, employees and visitors safe. For 35 years, the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce has been honored to offer a meaningful “thank you” to these real-life heroes for their commitment, sacrifice and Valor,” said Loudoun Chamber President Tony Howard.
 
The 202 Loudoun County Valor Awards will be conducted utilizing strict safety protocols, consistent with Virginia mandates and CDC-approved practices, to present the spread of the virus that causes COVID. All attendees are required to wear facial coverings, except while seated and dining, while social distancing will be strictly enforced, with guests seated four to a table, with each table 10 feet apart.
 
Because of a strict limit on the audience size, individual tables or tickets are not available. The Awards ceremony can be viewed live and online on the Loudoun Chamber’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/LoudounChamber). The livestream will begin around noon.
 
The 202 Valor Awards also will feature the Stu Plitman Community Service Award, which will be presented to Loudoun County Deputy First Class Steven Epple of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. Plitman started the Loudoun First Responders Foundation and chaired the Valor Awards for 10 years. This award honors emergency first responders who demonstrate the highest commitment to fostering positive relationships with the Loudoun community in ways that enhance the public safety.
 
Thank you to our generous 2020 Sponsors: Signature Sponsor, Inova Loudoun Hospital; Heroism Sponsor, StoneSprings Hospital Center; Guardian Sponsors, Bank of Clarke County, BFPE International, Dominion Energy, Jenkins Restoration, Loudoun Career Firefighters Association, and Loudoun Times-Mirror; Bravery Sponsors, Amazon Web Services, Backflow Technology, The National Conference Center, and Northwest Federal Credit Union; Foundation Sponsor, Loudoun First Responders Foundation; Program Sponsor, Copy General; Hand Sanitizer Sponsor, ABBTECH Professional Resources; Photography by Blue Lion Multimedia.

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