Scholarship fund set up in memory of Eddison Hermond
BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- The Restaurant Association of Maryland has set up a scholarship fund in memory of Eddison Hermond, the National Guardsman killed tragically during the Ellicott City Flood on May 27.
Hermond was swept away by fast moving waters while trying to save a woman who had escaped through a window.
Hermond served in the United States Air Force for 10 years before joining the Army National Guard in 2009. He settled in Howard County and began working at Victoria Restaurant Group.
According to the association, Hermond was one of the first employees of the Victoria Gastro Pub when it opened in 2007 and he worked his way up to management. He also helped the owners open Manor Hill Tavern in Old Ellicott City in 2017.
“Eddison's smile would light up any room he walked into, and everyone who met him instantly loved him,” the association said in a release. “He lived life to its fullest, and everyone that knows him, has a story to tell. His life's mission was to make everyone else's life better. This selflessness was no more evident than in his final moments on earth.”
The fund was created by his family and friends to continue his legacy and love for the hospitality industry. The scholarship will be given to a member of the industry “who embodies the same values that Eddison lived by.”