The Rev. Benjamin A. Lynt Distinguished Service Award

The Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association annually presents the Reverend Ben Lynt Distinguished Service Award to an Alexandria citizen, business or municipal leader. This award is named in Reverend Lynt’s honor to remember a man who was known for his generosity, spirit of community and his service as a chaplain for our Company.
When not at the Firehouse, Reverent Lynt served as pastor of Alexandria's Second Presbyterian Church for 44 years before retiring in 1994. He supported programs for single and widowed adults, performed premarital counseling and organized programs for teenagers and young children. He served on civic committees in Alexandria that helped bring about desegregation of lunch counters in the 1950s and established a chaplaincy service at Alexandria Hospital. He was also chaplain of Alexandria's Washington Masonic Lodge, president of the Sunrise Optimist Club and president of the Yates Garden Club.
A citizen of Alexandria for over 40 years and a member of the Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association for over 30, Reverend Lynt was an extraordinary member of the community and one whose life’s work can serve as an example to us all.

Awardees

2000   Vola Lawson
2001   Donald F. Simpson, Sr.
2002   Michael A. Conner, Sr.
2003   Kerry J. Donley
2004   Oscar P. Ryder
2005   Marian VanLandingham
2006   Thomas C. Bowling
2007   Jean Taylor Federico
2008   Bill Kehoe
2009   Ferdinand T. Day
2011   Bill Mayhugh
2012   Patsy Ticer
2013   Janet Barnett
2015   Lynnwood Campbell, Jr.
2017   Earl Cook