The Lake County Honor Guard presented the colors during the opening of the Orlando Magic home game on Jan. 6, 2020 at the Amway Center. It was the second time that Lake County has presented colors for the Orlando Magic; the first time was in 2015.
The Orlando Magic invited the honor guard to perform, which included the following presenting members: Battalion Chief Jeff Hurst, Lieutenant Eddie Johnson, Firefighter Jason Smith and Firefighter Valarie Ligi. The honor guard consists of 14 members in total and was formed in 2002. It conducts various presentations throughout Lake County.
“It was a great honor to present the colors and represent Lake County during the opening ceremony of Monday night’s Orlando Magic game,” said Fire Chief James Dickerson.
The presentation embodied the Lake County Honor Guard’s mission statement: “Our mission is to honor firefighters in life, as well as death, and to exhibit the best possible image to the entire community. We strive to accomplish this with the highest degree of professionalism, dedication, loyalty, honor and dignity possible. Our purpose is to represent Lake County Fire Rescue by projecting a positive image and performing as a well-trained team at events and formal occasions as directed by the Fire Chief.”
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