Ellis Island Medal of Honor

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The Ellis Island Medal of Honor is an American award founded by the Ellis Island Honors Society (EIHS) (formerly known as National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) until Fall of 2017[1])[2] which are presented annually to American citizens whose accomplishments in their field and inspired service to the United States are cause for celebration. Past medalists include seven U.S. presidents, several world leaders, two Nobel Prize winners and countless leaders of industry, education, the arts, sports and government, along with everyday Americans who have made freedom, liberty and compassion a part of their life's work.[1][3][4][5][6]

The medals were established at the time of EIHS's founding in 1986; a ceremony is held each May on Ellis Island.[7] All branches of the United States Armed Forces traditionally participate. Both the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate have officially recognized the Ellis Island Medals of Honor, and each year's recipients are read into the Congressional Record.[8] The Ellis Island's Great Hall where immigrants were once processed hosts the gala dinner which follows the ceremony. Approximately 100 medalists are honored each year.

Notable medalists[edit]

Notable medalists include:[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About Us". Ellis Island Honors Society. Retrieved 2018-07-21. 
  2. ^ "Global Hotelier, Abdul Suleman, Awarded 2014 Ellis Island Medal of Honor". BusinessWire. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Sandra Day O'Connor presented Ellis Island Medal of Honor". PIX 11 TV News. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "7 Armenians to Receive Ellis Island Medal of Honor". Asbarez Post. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Ellis Island Medals of Honor". Ellis Island Honors Society. Retrieved 2018-07-21. 
  6. ^ United States of America Congressional Record Proceedings and Debates (June 22, 1999 ed.). US Government Printing Office. p. 13907. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  7. ^ Congressional Record, V. 148, PT. 3, March 11, 2002 to April 10, 2002. U S Congress. April 9, 2002. p. 4038. 
  8. ^ "Congressional Record – 111th Congress (2009–2010) – THOMAS (Library of Congress)". Thomas.loc.gov. Retrieved 2014-06-16. 
  9. ^ "Ellis Island Medal of Honor Database". Ellis Island Honors Society. Retrieved 2018-07-21. 
  10. ^ Congressional Record, V. 148, Pt. 3, March 11, 2002 to April 10, 2002. Government Printing Office. 
  11. ^ "Congressional Record Volume 158, Number 84 (Wednesday, June 6, 2012)". GPO. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 
  12. ^ "Ellis Island Medals of Honor Awards Ceremony". Congressional Record Online. Government Publishing Office. 22 June 1999. Retrieved 9 May 2016. 
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-03-31. 
  14. ^ [http://eihonors.org/medal-of-honor/2018-medalists Congratulations to our 2018 Ellis Island Medal of Honor Recipients]
  15. ^ "The 22nd Annual Celebration of the International Day of Older Persons "Longevity Shapes the Future"" (PDF). United Nations NGO Committee on Aging. 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2016-01-17. 
  16. ^ "Liberty Dialysis Physicians Fahim Rahim and Naeem Rahim to Receive Ellis Island National Medals of Honor for Their Contribution to Achievements in Dialysis and Kidney Care". Reuters. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  17. ^ "Liberty Dialysis Physicians Fahim Rahim and Naeem Rahim to Receive Ellis Island National Medals of Honor for Their Contribution to Achievements in Dialysis and Kidney Care". Business Wire. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 

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