King Mohammed VI has been awarded the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor, which is which presented annually to a select group of individuals whose accomplishments in their field and inspired service are cause for celebration
New York – King Mohammed VI has been awarded the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor, which is which presented annually to a select group of individuals whose accomplishments in their field and inspired service are cause for celebration.
The award is usually given to American citizens. This year, King Mohammed VI has been among three recipients who received the award in the “International Medalists” category.
Past Ellis Island Medalists have included seven U.S. Presidents: Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George. H. W Bush, Bill Clinton and Donald Trump.
The list of recipients of the award includes also former Vice-President Joe Biden, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Nobel Laureates Elie Wiesel and Malala Yousafzai, Coretta Scott King, John Sculley, Muhammad Ali, Lee Iacocca and Rosa Parks, etc.
Sponsored by the Ellis Island Honors Society (EIHS), the Ellis Island Medals of Honor embody the spirit of America in their salute to tolerance, brotherhood, diversity and patriotism.
Honorees are individuals who have made it their mission to share their wealth of knowledge, indomitable courage, boundless compassion, unique talents and selfless generosity with those less fortunate.
Since the Medal was founded in 1986, EIHS has honored distinguished and diverse individuals, including seven Presidents of the United States, Nobel Laureates and several outstanding individuals.
In addition to hosting their annual gala, EIHS remains dedicated to, and has raised significant funds for, the maintenance and restoration of Ellis Island.