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2020 Awards of Valor Winners

The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 15th annual Awards of Valor, presented by Your Local Chevrolet Dealers, via a virtual event on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.
Erin Coleman of NBC10 served as the emcee. The keynote speakers included Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney and Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel. The awards were presented by Bill O’Flanagan, President/General Manager, Reedman Toll Auto World; Gwen Borowsky, CEO, National Liberty Museum; and Peggy Sweeney, Chief Development Officer, National Liberty Museum. The event was enjoyed via zoom by the honorees, their families and colleagues, and other invited guests.

Congratulations to the 2020 honorees. Click on their videos to learn their stories.

Officer Madeline Lewis
Meritorious Community Service – Individual
Lower Merion Twp Police/Crime Prevention Unit

Lieutenant George Werez
Meritorious Community Service – Individual
Philadelphia Fire Department/Fire Marshal

Fire Service Paramedic Mark Cromartie
Meritorious Community Service – Individual
Philadelphia Fire Department E, Engine 41/B

Officer Duane White
Meritorious Community Service – Individual
Philadelphia Police Department, 19th District

Fire Lieutenant Malik Willard
Meritorious Community Service – Individual
Philadelphia Fire Department L, Engine 16/D

Sharon and Sean E. Cullen
Meritorious Community Service – Team
Founded the Montgomery County Hero Fund

Lieutenant Donovan Mihalick, Lieutenant Mark Mondile, Firefighter Dominick Jackson, Chief Joseph Jackson, and EMT David Venuto

Valor in Emergency Response – Team
West Berlin Fire Rescue

Correctional Sergeants Jeffrey Bishop and Deebu Cherian; Correctional Officers Cedric Gibson, Ron Anderson and Hani Johnson

Valor in Emergency Response – Team
Department of Prisons Team

Chief Lieutenant Sean Dugan
Valor in Emergency Response – Individual
Philadelphia Fire Department

Chief Thomas Lyons
Valor in Emergency Response – Individual
Pequannock Twp. First Aid & Rescue Squad

Firefighter Nicholas Brown
Valor in Emergency Response – Individual
Phila. Fire Department, Ladder 04/B

Police Officer Courtney Smith and Police Officer Jennifier Decky
Meritorious Community Service – Team
Philadelphia Police Department (video unavailable)

Firefighter William Helenski
Valor in Emergency Response – Individual
Swedeland Fire Company/Upper Merion Township Fire & EMS (video unavailable)

About the Sponsor

The Philadelphia Area Chevy Dealers Group includes dealers located in the Philadelphia area, Delaware and South New Jersey and are proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Awards of Valor program.  Their involvement with the Awards of Valor program is just another example of this Chevrolet Dealers Group’s commitment to their communities. This commitment is evident in their many other community activities which underscore the belief that in all lives there are everyday heroes.  These heroes can be found in the Youth Baseball and Youth Soccer Leagues which the Chevrolet Dealers Group sponsors. This program partners a Chevrolet dealer with a local Youth Sports league. They are also supporters of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer annual walks.

See the complete list of sponsors below:

A & T Chevrolet, Inc.
Armen Chevrolet
Barlow Chevrolet Inc.
Bennett Chevrolet Inc.
Bergeys Chevrolet Inc.
Bob Fisher Chevrolet Inc.
Bob Novick Chevrolet-Geo-Buick-GMC
Brown-Daub Chevrolet of Nazareth
Bryner Chevrolet Inc.
Burke Motor Group
Burlington Chevrolet
Carfagno Chevrolet
Chapman Chevrolet, Llc
Chevrolet of Turnersville
Ciocca Chevrolet
Ciocca Chevrolet Buick GMC of Atlantic City
Ciocca Chevrolet of Princeton
Ciocca Chevrolet of West Chester
Del Chevrolet Inc.
Diver Chevrolet
Elkins Chevrolet Llc
Faulkner Chevrolet
Fred Beans Chevrolet

Gentilini Chevrolet
Hessert Chevrolet
Jeff D’Ambrosio Chevrolet
Lucas Chevrolet
Nucar Chevrolet
Outten Chevrolet, Inc.
Outten Chevrolet of Hamburg, Inc.
Patriot Chevrolet
Patriot Chevrolet of Warminster
Pellegrino Chevrolet
Porter Chevrolet
Quigley Chevrolet
Raceway Chevrolet
Reedman Toll Auto World
Reedom Toll Chevrolet of Springfield
Rentschler Chevrolet
RK Chevrolet
Scott Chevrolet
Thomas Chevrolet, Inc.
Turnpike Chevrolet Inc.
Videon Chevrolet
Willis Chevrolet
Wind Gap Chevrolet, Inc.


Thu ‒ Mon: 10am ‒ 05pm

Adults: $12 Seniors (65+): $10 Students (with valid ID): $8 Youth (ages 6–17): $6 Children (under 5): No Charge Museum Members: Free

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