Hundreds attend 2016 Red Cross Celebration of Heroes

ROANOKE (WSLS 10) – There’s no better way to start a Tuesday than honoring those making a difference in our community.

The Red Cross hosted the 13th Annual Celebration of Heroes breakfast Tuesday morning at The Hotel Roanoke.

WSLS 10’s Lindsey Ward had the honor of emceeing the event, handing out awards in 10 different categories.

One mom attended to thank her son’s first responders in person after a sledding accident.

“We’re just so grateful to them. We just think they’re extraordinary people and they’re our heroes for sure,” said Lisa Phillips.

Coach Frank Beamer was also on hand accepting the Education Hero Award.

He said he was honored to be in the same room as all the other heroes.

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