First Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom | Victims of Communism

Victims of Communism — Memorial Foundation

First Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom

Each year, the Foundation awards the Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom to “individuals and institutions that have demonstrated a life-long commitment to freedom and democracy and opposition to communism and all other forms of tyranny.” 1999 saw medals awarded to Soviet dissident Elena Bonner, Bulgarian Prime Minister Philip Dimitrov, Lithuanian statesman Vytautas Landsbergis, and longtime labor union leader Lane Kirkland.