Memorial To Be Dedicated June 12
"The world has been reluctant to acknowledge the horrors of Communism... Now at last they will be memorialized." - Washington
The groundbreaking starts. Joseph Lawler, NPS; Under Secretary Paula Dobriansky; VOCMF Chairman Lee Edwards; Congressman
The Victims of Communism Memorial will be dedicated on Tuesday morning, June 12, 2007. Invited major speakers include President
George W. Bush, honorary president of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, and former Secretary of State Madeleine
Albright. Congressional leaders, members of the diplomatic corps, ethnic leaders, foreign dignitaries, and Memorial supporters
are also expected to attend.
The dedication will take place at the Memorial site at the intersection of Massachusetts Ave., N.W., New Jersey Ave., N.W.,
and G St., N.W., two blocks from Union Station and within view of the U.S. Capitol. A reception will follow the ceremony.
The day's activities will conclude with a gala dinner at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, at which a Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom
will be presented to William F. Buckley, Jr., and the late Senator Henry M. (Scoop) Jackson. Senator Joe Lieberman will present
the Medal of Freedom to Senator Jackson's daughter, Anna Marie Laurence. Lady Thatcher, the former British prime minister,
has also been invited to receive an award.
To make reservations for the day's events and for further information, please contact Anne Meesman at 703-525-4445 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 12 will be an historic day for the victims of communism and for those who love liberty. We hope to see you there!