Valor Awards recognize public safety workers

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Shenandoah County Public Safety workers were recognized during the Valor Awards by the Chamber of Commerce at the American Celebration on Parade.

Sgt. Warren Puff and Master Firefighter Brandon Diehr were awarded the Gold Medal of Valor.

ECC dispatcher Mary Colt posthumously won Dispatcher of the Year which her family accepted.

Woodstock Fire Department’s Chief Aaron Sigler was named Volunteer Firefighter of the Year and Master Firefighter Jon Hammersly was awarded Career Firefighter and EMS Provider of the Year.

11 members of the Sheriff’s Office, Fire and Rescue, and State Police received Lifesaving Awards.

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9/11 Commemorative events around the region

9/11 commemorative events to be held in the area include a 911 challenge at Skyline High School stadium Front Royal starting at 7:30 a.m..

The Strasburg American Legion will host a ceremony at 8 a.m..

The Woodstock Fire Department has a remembrance at 8:30 a.m..

 A ceremony at Lake Frederick starts at 9 a.m..

Middletown will release a video on the town Facebook page at noon.

Shenandoah University will hold a remembrance at 2:30 p.m..

Clarke County high school has a ceremony starting at 6 p.m..

All events will be held tomorrow the 20 year since the 911 tragedy.

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