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2017 Awards of Valor Honorees

The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 12th annual Awards of Valor, presented by Your Local Chevrolet Dealers, on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

Keith Jones of NBC10 served as the emcee. The keynote speakers were Philadelphia Mayor James F. Kenney, Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel, and Philadelphia Police Deputy Commissioner Dennis Wilson. Bill O’Flanagan, President/General Manager, Reedman Toll Auto World presented the awards.
We invite you to enjoy these photos of the event.  Click here to view the full album.
Photos by Shira Yudkoff

The National Liberty Museum is pleased to share the names of the 2017 honorees. Their stories will be displayed in a Museum exhibit in the coming weeks, and posted here, as well.  Please check back throughout the year.

Individual Honorees:

Individual Meritorious Community Service Award – Wilmington Police Department
Senior Corporal Andrew Conine

Individual Meritorious Community Service Award – Philadelphia Police Department
Officer Jonathan Castro

Individual Meritorious Community Service Award – Philadelphia Police Department
Officer Sharone Johnson

Individual Award of Valor – Philadelphia Fire Department, Ladder Company 12, Platoon B
Firefighter Dana Mueller

Individual Award of Valor – Middletown Police Department, Bucks County, PA
Police Officer Megan Freer

Individual Award of Valor – Philadelphia Police Department, Center City District
Police Officer Steven Garcia

Individual Award of Valor – Lower Merion Township Police, Ardmore, PA
Police Officer Stephen Patton

Individual Award of Valor – Philadelphia Fire Department, Squad 72
Firefighter Oliver McDonagh

Team Honorees:

Team Award of Valor – Philadelphia Police Department K-9 Unit
Police Officer Richard Treston
Police Officer Alvin Outlaw
K-9s Hank and Storm

Team Award of Valor – Philadelphia Police Department
Officer Maurice Alfano
Officer Thomas Dempsey

 

Team Honorees continued:

Team Meritorious Community Service Award – Philadelphia Police Department, Administrative Staff, 35th Police District
Lt. Denise Duccilli
Sgt. Walt Medycki
Police Officer Jacqueline Killen
Police Officer Jennifer Bryan
Police Officer Miriam Lloyd
Police Officer Blanca Rodriquez
Police Officer Joseph Welch
Police Luz Centeno
Police Officer Robert Hoppe
Police Officer Linda Hetherington
Police Officer Antonio Bennett

Team Award of Valor – Philadelphia Police Department’s South Division Narcotics Team
Sergeant Jason Sommerville
Officer Matthew Czarnecki
Officer Raymond Sima

Team Award of Valor – Ocean County, NJ
Lacey Township Police Department:

Police Officer Anthony Sarno
Police Officer Christopher Meyler
Forked River Fire Department:
Firefighter Edward Barker, Jr.
Firefighter Robert Anderson

Team Award of Valor – Philadelphia Police Department
Sergeant John Massi
Sergeant Benita Johnson
Police Officer Jose Dones
Police Officer John Hopkins
Police Officer Steve Hartzell
Police Officer Bernard Turner
Police Officer Glenn Haskins
Police Officer Ida Allen
Police Officer Joanne Gain

 

NLM celebrates Peace Day for an entire week!

Peace Day Philly promotes personal, local and global peace in conjunction with the United Nations International Day of Peace on September 21. The National Liberty Museum will be celebrating Peace Day for an entire week (Sunday, September 17 – Sunday, September 24) to give visitors the opportunity to participate in this important occasion. TEACHERS: We also have several resources for you to introduce Peace Day in your classroom! Click here to learn more.

Register now for NLM's Fall Professional Development Workshops

Our cutting-edge Professional Development Workshops give educators the tools and educational resources they need to succeed. Registration is now open for two upcoming workships. The first, on Saturday, October 21 is Diversity and Communication: Strategies for Difficult Conversations in Schools. The facilitator is Mark Charles Good, M.Ed. The second, on Saturday, November 18, is Beyond ‘Mean Girls’: Understanding Girls’ Friendships, Conflicts, and Relational Aggression. The facilitator is Catherine Mallam, M.S. Learn more and register today.

Now accepting nominations for our new Healthcare Heroes Awards

The National Liberty Museum is proud to launch the inaugural Healthcare Heroes Awards, presented by Teva Pharmaceuticals. This international awards program recognizes inspirational heroes in healthcare research and treatment whose accomplishments have profoundly benefited their patients, their field, and the global community. The program will present an award to an outstanding honoree in four categories. The nomination deadline is November 3. Learn more.

NLM to host a series of FPRI lectures

The Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) is dedicated to providing the insights of scholarship on foreign policy and national security challenges facing the United States. The National Liberty Museum is hosting a series of FPRI lectures throughout the fall. For the next event on Tuesday, Oct. 10 , Heather Sharkey, an award-winning teacher at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses her new book which explores the history of day-to-day relations between Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Middle East. Learn more.

NLM's 2017 Glass Auction & Gala

This year’s GLASS AUCTION & GALA will be held Saturday evening, October 7 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, 201 N 17th St, Philadelphia, PA. An outstanding collection of art is being assembled. Sponsorships are available. Our 2017 "Heroes of Liberty" are Stephen & Sandy Sheller. The artist honoree is Pearl Dick from Chicago. Click here for more information.