Representative Angelo D’Emilia (R-Bridgewater) has been chosen by the Speaker of the House, Robert A. DeLeo, as one of only four legislators to serve on the 2014 Madeline Amy Sweeney Awards for Civilian Bravery Committee. This Committee will select a heroic Massachusetts citizen to be honored for their demonstration of exceptional bravery, without regard for personal safety, in an effort to save the life of another or others in actual imminent danger.
The award was created in 2002 in recognition of Amy Sweeney, who as a flight attendant on American Airlines Flight 11 demonstrated tremendous courage in the face of danger. During the attacks Sweeney contacted the airline’s ground service crew to convey critical information about the five hijackers and their actions. It is for Amy Sweeney’s heroism, and the heroism and brave spirit of so many of the victims of September 11, 2001, that this award has been created.
“I am most honored to be chosen by Speaker DeLeo as one of four legislators in the Commonwealth to serve on this committee,” said Representative D’Emilia. “The individuals chosen for this award over the years show that there are true heroes here in Massachusetts who are willing to go above and beyond for the sake of others. I am truly grateful to these men and women.”
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