Thursday, March 17, 2005

Profile in Courage Award

Every May the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, under the direction of Caroline Kennedy and the National Archives and Records Administration, selects deserving individuals to receive the Profile in Courage Award (named after John Kennedy's Profiles in Courage).

This year Viktor Yushchenko, who survived an assassination attempt by poisoning and overcame the attempts of Russian-backed political opponents to rig his loss as the democratically elected leader of the Ukraine, has been named the recipient of the 2005 award.

I just thought that was pretty cool! If you want to read about the other recipients and about Yushchenko, you can go to the JFK Library website and click on the link to the release on Yushchenko or on the link to the award.

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