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Edward J. Freel accepts the 2016 Governors Heritage Award from Governor
Jack Markell as Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock and State Archivist
Stephen M. Marz look on.
Governor Jack Markell honored former Delaware Secretary of
State Edward J. Freel as the recipient of the 2016 Governors Heritage
In a ceremony held at the Delaware Public Archives with a large crowd
of family, friends, and colleagues, the governor spoke of Mr. Freels
commitment to the First State through his major role in the construction
of the current Archives facility and his establishment of The Democracy
Project at the University of Delaware.
Ed has devoted his life to making our state a better place, whether
as a public official working on policies that improve the lives of
Delawareans or as a teacher transferring his passion for service to
countless students, said Gov. Markell. No one is prouder of Delawares
heritage than Ed and Im thrilled that we have this opportunity to
honor his incredible work to preserve our past while helping build an
Established in 2003 by the Office of the Secretary of State, the
Governors Heritage Award is presented to individuals who have made a
distinguished contribution to the recognition, preservation, and
celebration of Delawares heritage.
I am honored and humbled to receive the Governors Heritage Award.
As I looked at the previous distinguished recipients, I saw three who
were personal mentors to me: Jim Soles, Bill Quillen, and Skipper
Purnell, Mr. Freel said. Beyond any individual recipient, what is
significant about this reward is the fact that the governor and the
state pause to reflect on the importance of our heritage and the
essential principles of democracy and civic engagement that are woven
into Delawares history.
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Secretary of State Jeffery Bullock and Governor Markell celebrate the addition of Ed Freel's name to the Governor's Heritage Award plaque in the Delaware Public Archives.
Ed Freel embodies a spirit of public service to the people of
Delaware that we should all admire, said Secretary of State Jeff
Bullock. Throughout his tenure in public life, and especially when he
held the office of Secretary of State, Ed has been an advocate for the
institutions and organizations charged with preserving our heritage for
future generations. I thank him for his years of effort, as well as his
enduring friendship and counsel.
In 1994, a group of citizens concerned with the deteriorating
condition of the Archives facility solicited the signatures of thousands
of Delawareans supporting the construction of a new building. As
secretary of state during Gov. Thomas Carpers administration, Mr.
Freels leadership guided the construction of a new, state-of-the-art
Delaware Public Archives, which opened in 2001.
In his role at the University of Delaware, Mr. Freel manages The
Democracy Project, which promotes civic engagement among young people
and a better understanding of citizen responsibilities in a democratic
society. Each year the Democracy Project sponsors the Institute for
Teachers, which aims to improve the teaching of civics in Delaware
schools. Through the Institute, instructors have the opportunity to meet
with public figures and develop new and innovative lesson plans for the
classroom. Over the past 18 years, more than 200 teachers have
participated in the program.
Originally published by Delaware Public Archives on November 29, 2016. Article by Delaware Public Archives staff.
Ed Freel shared his remarks upon receiving the 2016 Governor's Heritage Award.