- Profile in Courage Award
opinion or pressure from constituents or other local interests.
The winners of the award are selected by a bi-partisan committee named by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, which includes members of the
Kennedy familyas well as other prominent Americans. It is generally awarded each year around the time of Kennedy's birthday ( May 29) at a ceremony at the Kennedy Library in Boston. The award is generally presented by Kennedy's daughter Caroline Kennedy.
The winner is presented with a
sterling silver lanternmade by Tiffany'swhich was designed by Edwin Schlossberg. The lantern is patterned after the lanterns on USS "Constitution", the last sail-powered ship to remain part of the US Navy, which is permanently moored nearby.
9/11 first responders award
In May 2002, an unprecedented Profile in Courage Award was awarded to representatives of the
NYPD, the New York City Fire Department, and the military as representatives of all of the people who acted to save the lives of others during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. [http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education+and+Public+Programs/Profile+in+Courage+Award/Award+Recipients/Public+Servants+of+September+11/]
Carl Elliott, Sr.
Lowell Weicker, Jr.
* 1997: Charles Price
Nickolas C. Murnion; also, the signatories of the Good Friday Peace Agreement
Russell Feingoldand John McCain
* 2001: John Lewis;
Kofi Annan; Dean Koldenhoven; the representatives of the NYPD, the FDNY, and the militarywho risked their lives on September 11, 2001
Dan Ponder, Jr.; David Beasley; Roy Barnes
Sima Samar; Cindy Watson; Paul Muegge
Joseph Darby; Shirley Franklin; Bill Ratliff; Victor Yushchenko
Alberto J. Mora; John Murtha
* 2007: Bill White;
Jennifer Brunnerand Debra Bowen; William Winter ("Lifetime Achievement Award")
* [http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education+and+Public+Programs/Profile+in+Courage+Award/ John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award Official Site]
* [http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education+and+Public+Programs/Profile+in+Courage+Award/Award+Recipients/ Recipients]
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