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NRA Sybil Ludington Women's Freedom Award

This national award is in honor of the brave woman, Sybil Ludington, who in 1777, galloped on her horse one night to rally troops against the British. Now to honor her accomplishment and the accomplishments of modern heroines, the NRA bestows the prestigious Sybil Ludington Women’s Freedom Award in her name.

To qualify for the Sybil Ludington Women’s Freedom Award, the nominee must have demonstrated two or more of the following qualifications on a National Level:

  1. National recognition for performance in competitive shooting; dedication to hunting ethics and conservation or promotion of recreational shooting activities.
  2. Educational contributions to advance the purposes and goals of the National Rifle Association including appearance and/or writings of significant national impact to the organization.
  3. Meritorious performance under perilous conditions through the lawful use of a firearm in defense of self or others.
  4. Dedication to the protection of the Second Amendment through extensive legislative and/or legal contributions that impact the national dialog.
  5. Promotions of NRA programs, goals and issues in a volunteer capacity at the national level, that have a recognized positive impact on the organization.
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Nominations must be received by November 1 in order to be considered.

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Learn More about the Extraordinary Story of Sybil Ludington

 American Revolutionary War Heroine Sybil Ludington, was born April 5, 1761 in Fredericksburg, New York. Similar to Paul Revere, Sybil became famous for her ride to warn the patriot militia of a British attack near Danbury, Connecticut when she was only 16 years old.

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Recipients of the Sybil Ludington Women's Freedom Award

Year Names
2019 Brenda Potterfield
2017 Carol Frampton
2015 Carolyn Meadows
2013 Janet Nyce
2012 Nicole Goeser
2011 Marlene Duncan
2010 Sarah Palin
2009 Linda Walker
2007 Edie P. Reynolds
2006 Patricia M. (Peggy) Tartaro
2005 Patricia A. Clark
2004 Sandra S. Froman
2003 Suzie Brewster
2002 Peggy M. Siler
2001 Susan Howard
2000 Sue King
1999 Marianne Jensen Driver
1998 Tanya K. Metaksa
1997 Suzanna Gratia Hupp
1996 Alice Bull
1995 Marion P. Hammer

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Ms. Marion P. Hammer has influenced many in her fight to preserve Second Amendment freedoms. To honor her pioneering spirit, the National Rifle Association bestows the Marion P. Hammer Women of Distinction Award in her name.

NRA's Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award was established in 1993 and recognizes an exceptional act or service by a law enforcement officer. Nominations are accepted from anyone having knowledge of the nominee's actions.

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