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.

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

 

Philadelphia’s Freedom Exhibition Call to Artists

When the National Liberty Museum opened its doors twenty years ago just a block away from Independence Hall, it took on the mission to reinforce the basic principles for safeguarding liberty, including heroism, empathy, and the appreciation of diversity. For our upcoming exhibition, Philadelphia's Freedom, the National Liberty Museum invites artists from the City of Brotherly & Sisterly Love to submit artwork based on your own unique interpretation of freedom.

Philadelphia's Freedom will debut in the NLM's Live Like a Hero Gallery in the Summer/Fall of 2020. The deadline to apply is May 17.
Click here for complete details.

Giveback Workshops

On the first Saturday of each month from 10:30-noon, the NLM partners with a selected mission-driven nonprofit to give parents and children the opportunity to work together to complete a “make-and-donate” activity for an important cause. This event is included with general admission, but registration is encouraged.

Learn more. Then, be sure to attend with YOUR family!

Read & 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.

Check our events calendar for Read & Romps scheduled for later this spring.

Learn about the 2019 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. Please click here for the names of the 2019 winners.

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