On Saturday, September 26, 2020, the Optimist Club of Gettysburg presented its annual Respect for Law Enforcement Award to Gettysburg National Park Rangers Maria Brady and Dan Holler. They were honored for their commitment to the park and local community.

Not only do they protect the Gettysburg National Military Park but they also train others to watch over our park. In light of recent events, Doug Miller, the chair of the local Optimist program Respect for Law, raised the question, “Who’s protecting our monuments?”  It is fitting and an honor, to award, Maria Brady and Dan Holler the awards.  The two coordinate the Park Watch Volunteer Program, a program of over 110 volunteers.

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