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

 

NLM's Summer Pop-Up Event, August 13-20

Beat the heat and join the National Liberty Museum for our Summer Pop-Up Event! For an entire week, you are invited to browse our silent auction and bid on more than 20 pieces of beautiful glass artworks from the NLM’s collection. Then, the Pop-Up Event week concludes with a live auction during our Cocktails with a Cause program on August 20 at 5 p.m.

A link to participate will be available starting August 13. Learn more.

Sponsorships now open for our exciting virtual gala!

Celebrate with us on Saturday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m. from the comfort of your own home as our Gala & Glass Auction goes virtual! It’s the National Liberty Museum’s 20th birthday, and we’re marking the occasion with an exciting live auction and unforgettable evening of fun activities. Proceeds from the Gala support our education and outreach both at the Museum and via our new digital learning. This year we are dedicating a special portion of funds raised to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Several sponsorship levels available. All offer many benefits and a wonderful evening to share with your invited guests. Learn more here.

Young heroes demonstrate their leadership at a virtual Civics Fair!

At the end of each school year, the NLM's Young Heroes Outreach Program, which brings the Museum’s civic leadership curriculum directly into area schools, holds a grand celebration to showcase the Social Action Projects created by all of the participating schools. This year the celebration was a VIRTUAL event and their projects are available for viewing on this website!

Click here to see the inspiring work of these 4th through 8th grade students, who clearly understand their ability to make a difference!

VIRTUAL NLM@Night

As we all practice social distancing, the National Liberty Museum is proud to offer fun, engaging, and informative entertainment through our Virtual NLM@Night series. Each week, these events will ask audiences to imagine liberty and the impact of everyday heroes.

Click here to learn about upcoming events.

Do you know a first-responder who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Awards of Valor presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS. This Award honors police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious community service. To learn more and submit a nomination, please click here.

Chevrolet supports first responders. Learn more.

Do you know a teacher who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for our 2020 Teacher as Hero Award. This yearly recognition program, sponsored by State Farm®, honors outstanding educators in the Delaware Valley. To learn more and submit a nomination, please click here.

Do you know a Healthcare Professional who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for our 2020 Healthcare Heroes Award presented by Teva Pharmaceuticals. Awarded in four categories, Healthcare Heroes recognizes professionals in healthcare research and treatment whose accomplishments have had a profound impact on others.

This year we are expanding the Community Hero Award category by including all those who participated in helping others in regard to the treatment of COVID-19. Learn more and nominate someone by clicking here.