The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 14th annual Awards of Valor, presented by Your Local Chevrolet Dealers, on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019.

Harry Hairston of NBC10 served as the emcee. The keynote speakers included Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney, Philadelphia Fire Deputy Commissioner Craig Murphy, and Philadelphia Police Deputy Commissioner Joe Sullivan. Bill O’Flanagan, President/General Manager, Reedman Toll Auto World, presented the awards.

Photos of the event by Shira Yudkoff Photography,

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Congratulations to the 2019 Honorees! You can learn their stories by clicking on their name or team name below.

Meritorious Community Service Awards:
(alphabetically by department name)

Individual – Police Officer Shannon Sell
Bridgeport Borough Police Dept., Bridgeport, PA

Individual  – Police Officer Ryan Allen
Hatboro Police Department, Hatboro, PA

Individual – Police Officer Josephine Murray
Lower Merion Police Department, Ardmore, PA

Team – K9 Ken Franklin and
Police Officer Nick Ianelli,
National Park Service

Individual  – Lieutenant Joseph Gardener
Philadelphia Fire Department, Engine 71/Ladder 28

Team –Police Officers Tramaine Montague and
Brandon Smith
, Phila. Police Dept., 12th District

Team – Philadelphia Police Department, 16th District

Individual – Superintendent Chris Flanagan
Radnor Police Department, Radnor, PA

 

Awards of Valor:
(alphabetically by department name)

Individual – Lieutenant Frank Boyle
Cheltenham EMS, Cheltenham Twp., PA

Individual – Police Officer Daniel Gallagher

Landsdale Police Department, Landsdale, PA

Team   – Lower Merion Police Department, Ardmore, PA and Norristown Fire Department, Norristown, PA

Individual  – Firefighter Joseph Rippert
Philadelphia Fire Department, Engine 35/D

Team – Police Officers Alyssa Ceravolo and
Jessica Morales,
Phila. Police Dept., 6th District


Individual  – Police Officer Michael Hanly
Ridley Park Police Department, Ridley Park, PA

Team  – Upper Darby Police Department
Upper Darby, PA

 

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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