Kudos to the first responders in Front Royal/Warren County who spent their Saturday with young martial arts students during the fourth annual Heroes Challenge hosted by Gold Mountain Martial Arts.

The event drew members of the Front Royal Police Department, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Warren County Fire and Rescue and the Shenandoah National Park Service to compete against each other in various athletic events.

Public safety personnel do an amazing job while on duty, and it’s wonderful to see them give up some of their personal time to participate in an event that introduces them to our young community members.