The Madeline Amy Sweeney Award for Civilian Bravery is presented every September 11th to a Massachusetts resident who demonstrates exceptional bravery without regard for personal safety in honor of Flight Attendant Madeline Amy Sweeney.
Madeline Amy Sweeney was working aboard American Airlines Flight 11 on September 11, 2001. She made contact with airline personnel on the ground and provided them with information about the terrorists that enabled the investigation to begin. She was 35.
Anyone can make a nomination by visiting www.mass.gov. To be considered for the award, nominations must provide proof of the nominee’s residence in Massachusetts; the names of two or more witnesses with personal knowledge of the act of courage exhibited by the nominee, and a detailed account of any public recognition of the act that the nominee may have received, including press coverage.
Nominations are due Thursday, August 1, 2013 for acts of bravery performed between July 15, 2012 and June 15 2013. Nominations should be made online or mailed to Madeline Amy Sweeney Award, c/o Executive Office of Public Safety, One Ashburton Place, Room 2133, Boston MA 02108. You may also email completed nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org