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13WHAM’s Ginny Ryan honored as ‘Keeper of the Flame’

11 women were inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame on Saturday; there was also another special honor given out.

13WHAM’s Ginny Ryan was the recipient of the Keeper of the Flame Award.

The award is the passing of the symbolic flame relayed by more than 1,000 runners from Seneca Falls to Houston, Texas in 1977. Houston was the site of the National Women’s Conference.

“I think it’s so easy to take for granted and forget the history made here and the extraordinary people that lived in our community and made it all possible,” said Ryan.

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