New York, N.Y.—The Armenian National Committee of America Eastern Region (ANCA-ER) will be honoring renowned lawyer Robert Morgenthau and the Morgenthau Family with its highest honor, the prestigious ANCA Freedom Award, at the 8th Annual ANCA Eastern Region Banquet on Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Ritz-Carlton Battery Park Hotel in New York City.
“We’re honored to present Robert Morgenthau and the Morgenthau Family the Freedom Award for their decades-long efforts to raise the public’s consciousness on the atrocities of the Armenian Genocide,” said ANCA Eastern Region Chairman Stephen Mesrobian. “Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, Mr. Morgenthau and his extended family have continued to be the vigilant upstanders speaking truth to power about the Armenian Genocide and all forms of injustice.”
The ANCA-ER Freedom Award is presented to individuals who have made tremendous contributions toward recognition of the Genocide and who have pursued other issues of importance to the Armenian American community. Earlier recipients have included U.S. Ambassador to Armenia John M. Evans, Pulitzer Prize winning author and current U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Dr. Samantha Power, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, the late U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy, former U.S. Senator Robert Dole, former U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole, and Baroness Caroline Cox.
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