The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 13th annual Awards of Valor, presented by Your Local Chevrolet Dealers, on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

Harry Hairston of NBC10 served as the emcee. The keynote speakers included Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel, Philadelphia Police Deputy Commissioner Dennis Wilson, and Lara Flynn, Representing U.S. Senator Bob Casey. 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.

 

Congratulations to the 2018 Honorees! You can learn their stories by clicking on their name or team name below. Their plaques are also featured in a Museum exhibit, which will be on display for an entire year.

 

Individual Honorees:

Individual Meritorious Community Service Award – Evesham Township Police Department, Marlton, NJ
Police Officer Jessica Lettieri

Individual Meritorious Community Service Award – City of Coatesville Police Department, Coatesville, PA
Police Officer Jose Colon

Individual Meritorious Community Service Award – Paoli Volunteer Fire Company, Paoli, PA
Firefighter Thomas Robinson

Individual Meritorious Community Service Award – Philadelphia Police Department, Detective Bureau
Sergeant Maureen Carroll

Individual Award of Valor – Lower Merion Police Department, Ardmore, PA
Police Officer Matthew Freind

Individual Award of Valor – Evesham Township Police Department, Marlton, NJ
Detective Andrew Beuschel

Individual Award of Valor – Philadelphia Fire Department/Ladder Company 15, Platoon “D”
Lieutenant Alan Westfield

Individual Award of Valor – Philadelphia Police Department
Police Officer Christopher Binns

Individual Award of Valor – Philadelphia Police Department, 22nd District
Police Officer David Ewing

 

Team Honorees

Team Award of Valor – Philadelphia Police Department, 35th District
Police Officer Gilberto Gutierrez
Police Officer Clarence Irvine

Team Award of Valor – Philadelphia Police Department, 19th District

Police Officer William Murphy
Police Officer Jeremy Duff

Team Award of Valor – Upper Darby Police Department, 2nd Platoon, Upper Darby, PA
Sergeant Sean Kenny
Police Officer Anthony Bateman
Police Officer Joseph DiFrancesco
Police Officer William Sides
Firefighter Bob Fowler –
Garrettford Drexel Hill Fire Co.
Firefighter Kyle Johnson –
Primos Secane Fire Company

 

GiveBack Workshops

GiveBack Workshops at NLM are a unique way of volunteering and the perfect spark to activate your family’s sense of empathy, respect, and responsibility, the character traits that make someone a true hero of liberty. A different GiveBack Workshop is held once each month on a Saturday morning. You and your children will work together to complete a “make-and-donate” activity specifically designed by the partner organization for that month.

Check our events calendar for all the upcoming GiveBack Workshops –and the organizations with whom we are partnering.

Welcome the Stranger Exhibit

Welcome the Stranger, a one-woman exhibit of cast glass, ceramics, and mixed media by artist Micaela Amateau Amato, will be on display in our GlassAccess Gallery from March 9 - June 9, 2019. This collection of works is Amato's interpretation of modern and historic figures who rose like “superheroes” to accept seemingly impossible challenges of liberty. Shown here are cast glass sculptures of Harriet Tubman and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Learn more about this exhibit –and the Opening Event on Friday, March 8– by clicking here.

An Evening with Women in Leadership

Join us on Thursday, March 28, at 7:00pm for an evening of discussion, reflection, and discourse with a panel of female entrepreneurs, artists, and business leaders. You’ll hear their first-hand accounts of their personal journeys and collective experiences across different sectors.

Learn more and reserve your place today by clicking here.

Read and Romp

Join us with your little learner, ages 2-6, for Read & Romp, an exciting hour of imaginative storytelling, interactive games, and creative crafts in the Museum’s galleries. Read & Romps are held twice a week, on Monday and Saturday mornings. Learn about the “story of the week” and choose the day that works best for you! Snacks and Museum admission are included.

Check our events calendar for upcoming Read & Romps.

Lila Liberty's Hero Quest

Join Lila Liberty on her quest to spread acceptance and kindness by helping her collect her "Super Hero Gadgets" throughout the Museum. This self-guided experience will encourage your child to understand how qualities like empathy, integrity, responsibility, and courage define what it means to be a Hero.

Lila Liberty’s Hero Quest is available between 12-5:00pm every Saturday and Sunday. It is included in the cost of admission. Learn more.

The Inspiring Stories of our 2018 Awards of Valor Honorees

This annual awards program, presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS, honors police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious service. The 2018 Awards Ceremony was held on September 12. Our honorees' inspiring stories are now posted on the 2018 Awards of Valor page. Check them out today!

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