Raoul Wallenberg to Receive Congressional Medal of Honor
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Wallenberger's actions and heroism are directly attributable to the War Refugee Board established by the United States in 1944, by President Roosevelt, to save what was left of European Jewry. Indeed, today hundreds of thousands of American Jews are alive because of Raoul Wallenberg's heroic actions.
Throughout the next year, the RWCCC will work on a national campaign to highlight the incredible heroism exhibited by Wallenberg. The movement will also include the ceremonial naming of public streets in major US municipalities as well as an educational component.
The Gold Medal effort will be introduced by Senior House and Senate leadership in a bipartisan fashion. "We aim to have both Senate and House bills introduced by September 21st in a press conference and Congressional Luncheon on Capitol Hill that will be attended by a powerful array of Congressional Leaders," said Spokesperson for the Commission Ezra Friedlander. In a world where government is highly polarized, it is an encouraging sign to see members of both parities gather behind the inspiring message of Mr. Wallenberg. We envision that 2012 will be summarized as the "he Year of Wallenberg," in recognition of what one individual can achieve and indeed alter the fate of history for mankind for generations to come. On August 4th we pause and internalize what Raoul Wallenberg means for our community and the world at large," concluded Mr. Friedlander.
The RWCCC is currently forming its Board of Governors who will shape the direction of the Commission. Prominent names forming a cross section of leaders in the corporate, communal, and organizational sectors will be announced in the months ahead. For inquiries, please contact RWCCC@TheFriedlanderGroup.com