Today, on behalf of the entire Kansas State Rifle Association board of directors and membership, President Travis Couture-Lovelady, Executive Director Moriah Day, and former Membership Secretary Jackie Todd formally presented past KSRA President Patricia Stoneking with the title of Director Emeritus.
The award reads, “In recognition of a life of uncommon service to the Second Amendment and unwavering defense of our rights.”
“What an honor to present Patricia this award today! Without her work, the KSRA and our Second Amendment freedoms in Kansas would be in a far different place today,” said KSRA Executive Director Moriah Day. “Every freedom-loving Kansan owes Patricia Stoneking a debt of gratitude for her decades of selfless service. Thank you, Patricia, for pouring every ounce of your energy for years into making Kansas the best state in the nation for anyone wishing to exercise their God-given right to protect themselves, their friends, and their neighbors.”
Patricia responded to the award with these comments:
“I am so honored and humbled by this great honor! Thank you so very much to the entire KSRA Board and Membership, Travis Couture-Lovelady, Moriah Day and Jackie Todd for presenting this to me today. I was overwhelmed with emotion and feel so blessed. It means a great deal to me to be recognized in such a way. Thank you all so very much! I love you all!”
Other friends and public officials have already been wading into the conversation to congratulate Patricia for the award and thank her for her service. Some, like Kansas Speaker of the House Dan Hawkins even posted about the award on their own social media. “Thank you former KSRA President Patricia Stoneking for your tireless efforts to defend our Second Amendment rights,” reads Speaker Hawkins’s post. “We are grateful for your dedication and service. An honor well deserved!”
If you want to leave your own comments for Patricia, you can do so on the Facebook post here.