The awarding winning Fairfax County Sheriff’s Honor Guard will take part in the annual Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments honor guard competition.
Prior to the competition, the Corrections Wreath Laying Ceremony will honor those who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Last year the Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard placed first in the competition and also took home the best-dressed award.
The Honor Guard is the formal representative of the Sheriff’s Office at all types of functions in Fairfax County and the surrounding Washington, D.C., area, including funerals, graduations, parades, major and minor league sporting events, and other special activities.
The deputies who make up the Honor Guard come from military and non-military backgrounds. Each must have discipline and stamina and present a professional appearance on a daily basis.
The Honor Guard practices monthly and drills before every event. In rain or shine, heat or cold, the Honor Guard maintains its strict composure, precise military bearing and meticulous attention to detail.
Established in 1982, the Sheriffâ€™s Office Honor Guard, which was established in 1983, currently has 36 members.