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In Recognition Of Lily Ring Balian November 14, 2014
Jackie Speier, D-CA
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Lily Ring Balian, an extraordinary American who has been active in business and civic affairs for more than 35 years. Today Lily Ring Balian will be honored by the Los Angeles Affiliate of the Armenian International Women’s Association upon the occasion of her receipt of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Recipients of this prestigious award exemplify outstanding professional and personal accomplishments while also preserving the richness of their heritage. Ms. Balian justly deserves this award."
Congratulating The 2014 Recipients Of The Coveted Ellis Island Medal Of Honor September 10, 2014
Charles Rangel, D-NY
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate the 2014 recipients of the coveted Ellis Island Medal of Honor."
A Tribute To The 2013 Ellis Island Medal Of Honor Recipients September 10, 2013
Charles Rangel, D-NY
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate the 2013 recipients of the coveted Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Presented annually by the National Ethnic Coalition or Organizations (NECO), the Ellis Island Medal of Honor pays tribute to our Nation’s immigrant heritage, as well as individual achievement. The medals are awarded to U.S. citizens from various ethnic backgrounds who exemplify outstanding qualities in both their personal and professional lives, while continuing to preserve the richness of their particular heritage. We honor these outstanding individuals because they create a better world for all of us in the future by the work they do today. Since the Medal’s founding in 1986, more than 2,000 American citizens have received Ellis Island Medals of Honor, including six American Presidents, several United States Senators, Congressmen, Nobel Laureates, outstanding athletes, artists, clergy, and military leaders."
Honoring Steven Ortiz April 25, 2013
Joe Courtney, D-CT
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the 2013 recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Hailing from Willington, Connecticut, Steven Ortiz is the first Costa Rican-American to receive this honor in award’s 27-year history."
In Recognition Of Savas Tsivicos February 25, 2013
Frank Pallone, D-NJ
"Savas has received many awards for his tremendous work on behalf of the community. In 1988, the Government of Cyprus recognized his contributions with a Certificate of Recognition. He has also been honored with the Greek-American Chamber of Commerce of NJ Achievement Award, the NECO Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award, and the Evagoras Pallikarides Award of Merit. Savas has twice been recognized as Ahepan of the Year, first by the John G. Thevos Fifth District and most recently by Chapter #287."

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