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In observance of Veterans Day 2020, local nonprofit Hero’s Bridge has a series of veteran portraits on display at Fauquier Hospital, aptly named Guardians of Freedom. The exhibit showcases regional veteran portraits taken with their military portrait. Some veterans are featured alone because no image from their service could be found.

“We are proud of our local veterans and the sacrifices they have made in the name of freedom. At Hero’s Bridge we always stay focused on the whole veteran, their past, present and future. This exhibit parallels that same mission in a very real and personal way with the actual heroes we serve,” said Molly Brooks, CEO and co-founder of Hero’s Bridge. 

Hero's Bridge Veterans Project

Carlton Cranor

Early 90s, Warrenton

U.S. Air Force


Caryl Buck

69, Warrenton

U.S. Navy

Hero's Bridge Veterans Project

Lee “Tom” White

92, Warrenton

U.S. Navy

World War II veteran

Hero's Bridge Veterans Project

Richard Graham

80s, Warrenton

U.S. Air Force

Ed Deneale

Edward DeNeale III

74, Warrenton

U.S. Army

Vietnam Veteran


Joseph Wood

95, Delaplane

U.S. Army

World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War veteran


Carolyn Kirkland

Early 80s, Warrenton

U.S. Navy

The exhibit will be on display through Nov. 20 in honor of the holiday. If you know a veteran who would like to be a part of future exhibits, please email

Hero’s Bridge is dedicated to serving elderly veterans, age 65 and older. Visit for more information.

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