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Congressman Ike Skelton Receives 2007 AMERICAN PATRIOT AWARD

November 19th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

The National Defense University Foundation, celebrating their 25th Anniversary, presented the 2007 American Patriot Award to The Honorable John Warner and The Honorable Ike Skelton at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

Among the many guests on hand to celebrate NDUF’s 25th Anniversary and patriotism at it’s finest, were Mistress of Ceremonies Martha Raddatz, ABC News Chief White House Correspondent; Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; The Honorable Donald C. Winter, Secretary of the Navy; General James T. Conway, Commandant United States Marine Corps; Secretary Michael W. Wynne, Secretary of the Air Force; Senator Carl Levin; General Jim Jones, President and CEO, US Chamber Institute of Energy; Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff; Bishop Richard Higgins, Archdiocese for Military Services; Members of Congress, the Administration, and Diplomatic Community; past and present Armed Forces Service Heroes; and the 2006 Military Idol, Specialist Vicki Golding, who performed patriotic favorites throughout the evening.

Each year, The American Patriot Award recognizes exceptional Americans who have demonstrated a profound and abiding love of country and whose inspirational leadership and selfless dedication symbolizes our nation’s ideas, values and democratic principles.

“We are very pleased that the 2007 American Patriot Award is being presented to two of the nation’s finest patriots — Senator John Warner and Congressman Ike Skelton. Senator Warner, as a Navy sailor, United States Marine Corps officer, Secretary of the Navy, and United States Senator from Virginia, and Congressman Ike Skelton as a State Legislator, Military Historian, and United States Representative from Missouri have served our nation with uncommon fervor and devotion. Their more than 80 years of unparalleled public service truly represent a special kind of American patriotism deserving of special recognition,” said Charles D. Link, Major General, USAF (Ret), President and CEO, National Defense University Foundation. Read more…

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