FAIRFAX, Va. –-(Ammoland.com)- The National Rifle Association has selected the recipients of its 2013 Women’s Awards, recognizing exceptional accomplishments in the preservation of the Second Amendment and the shooting sports through education, advocacy, and volunteerism.
Janet Nyce of Green Lane, Pennsylvania is the recipient of the 2013 Sybil Ludington Women’s Freedom Award, named for a heroine of the American Revolution.
Created in 1995, theaward recognizes women who have demonstrated an extraordinary dedication topreserving the Second Amendment on a national stage and advancing the goals of the NRA through volunteerism and legislative activism. Janet's resume includes nearly five decades of dedication, passion, and hard work for more than 40 nationally-recognized organizations. Progress made through her activism hasbeen felt both locally and nationally.
Phyllis Herrington of Montpelier, Ohio, is the recipient of the 2013 Marion P. Hammer Woman of Distinction Award.
Created in 2004, the award is named after the first woman president of the National Rifle Association. The award is presented to women who, like Hammer, exemplify activism and influence many in their fight to preserve Second Amendment freedoms. Phyllis is a NRA Certified Instructor who has worked tirelessly to mentor people of all ages in the shooting sports and conservation of our natural resources. Her dedication has also led to more than a decade of volunteer work at the NRA National Rifle & Pistol Matches at Camp Perry.
“Janet and Phyllis are two special women who have earned our admiration for touching so many lives while strengthening our country’s shooting heritage,” said NRA Women’s Programs Manager Rosemary Herr. “Their contributions to hunting ethics, conservation, recreational shooting, legislation and volunteerism have cultivated the next generation of firearms enthusiasts and will not soon beforgotten.”
To learn more about the Women’s Awards and other programs for women offered by the NRA, visit http://www.nrahq.org/Women/ or call 1-800-861-1166.
About the National Rifle Association
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Five million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military.