AFFILIATE EVENT: Franklin D. Roosevelt Freedoms Medals Presentation

The 2013 Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Medals will be presented on October 16 in a public ceremony at St. James’ Episcopal Church, near the Roosevelt family’s historic residence in Manhattan, to be followed by a private, ticketed reception at th

Since 1963, the Four Freedoms Medals have been awarded in alternating years by the Roosevelt Institute in the U.S. and by Roosevelt Stichting in the Netherlands. This year marks the ceremony’s return to New York City after many years in Hyde Park, NY.

The medals are awarded to those who exemplify FDR’s vision of democracy as outlined in his famous January 6, 1941 address. Past recipients have included Presidents Harry Truman, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton, Senator Ted Kennedy, Secretary Hillary Clinton, Studs Terkel, Tom Brokaw, Barbara Ehrenreich, and Elie Wiesel, as well as international honorees Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, Aung San Suu Kyi, Asma Jahangir, and Carlos Fuentes.

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