Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik today was awarded the National Preservation Leadership Award from the American Battlefield Trust for her leadership on battlefield preservation.

“Upstate New York and the North Country are home to a rich history celebrated by the preservation of our many battlefields, and I am proud to earn the National Preservation Leadership Award for my leadership protecting these historic areas,” Stefanik said. “From the Battle of Plattsburgh that marked a decisive victory in the War of 1812 to the Revolutionary War battles of Fort Ann and Ticonderoga, our district is steeped in rich military history. Protecting these battlefields is essential for creating rich educational programming for students and opening this experience to tourists. I will continue to advocate for funding and support and protect these beautiful historic areas in New York’s 21st District.”

The American Battlefield Trust presented Stefanik with a framed picture of the Saratoga Battlefield to recognize her efforts.