20th Anniversary Commemoration | Victims of Communism

Victims of Communism — Memorial Foundation

20th Anniversary Commemoration

20th Anniversary Commemoration
Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
Washington, DC

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Roll Call of Nations & Presentation of the Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom

10:00 – 11:00 AM
Victims of Communism Memorial (Corner of Massachusetts Avenue and New Jersey Avenue NW)
Open to the public
REGISTER HERE

2014 Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom recipients

Mustafa Dzhemilev
Political leader of the Crimean Tatars; member of the Ukrainian Parliament;
Recipient, 2014 Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom

Myroslav Marynovych
Vice-Rector, Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv, Ukraine);
Recipient, 2014 Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom

With remarks by:

Shin Dong-hyuk
Only known escapee from North Korea’s Camp 14

Dr. Lee Edwards
Chairman, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation

His Excellency Václav Klaus
Former President of the Czech Republic (2003-2013)

Annette Lantos
Chairman, Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Democracy

Liliia Muslimova
Advisor to Mustafa Dzhemilev and spokeswoman for the Tatar Mejlis

The Honorable Dana Rohrabacher
California’s 48th Congressional District

The Honorable John Shimkus
Illinois’ 15th Congressional District

Marion Smith
Executive Director, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation

 


Triumph of Liberty Luncheon

12:00 – 1:30 PM
The Library of Congress (101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC, 20540)
Co-hosted by the Embassies of Hungary and Austria
–By invitation only–

With remarks by:

His Excellency Ambassador Hans Peter Manz
Ambassador of Austria to the United States

The Honorable Christopher Murphy
Senator from Connecticut

The Honorable Dennis Ross
Florida’s 15th Congressional District

His Excellency Ambassador György Szapáry
Ambassador of Hungary to the United States

2:00 – 3:00 PM
The Library of Congress Szamizdat Collection Display & Presentation
The Library of Congress
By invitation only

 


Iron Curtain Falling: History & Legacy of Communism in Europe Panel Discussion

3:00 – 5:00 PM
The Library of Congress
Open to the public
REGISTER HERE

  With remarks by:  

The Honorable Andy Harris
Maryland’s 1st Congressional District

The Honorable Marcy Kaptur
Ohio’s 9th Congressional District

Panelists:

Dr. Lee Edwards
Chairman, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation

Myroslav Marynovych
Vice-Rector, Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv, Ukraine);
Recipient, 2014 Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom

Dr. Richard Pipes
Professor of History, Harvard University

Dr. Maria Schmidt
Director-General of the House of Terror Museum (Budapest, Hungary) 

Dr. Stephen Szabo
German Marshall Fund


Capitol View Reception

6:00 – 8:00 PM
Rooftop of America’s Square (300 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20001)
By invitation only
SPONSOR TO ATTEND

  With remarks by: 

The Honorable Mario Díaz-Balart
Florida’s 25th Congressional District

JinHye Jo
Refugee from North Korea and human rights advocate

Liliia Muslimova
Advisor to Mustafa Dzhemilev and spokeswoman for the Tatar Mejlis

The Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Florida’s 27th Congressional District

Dr. Jianli Yang
Founder and President of Initiatives for China/Citizen Power




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