Public Radio of Armenia
There are seven Armenians among the recipients of the 2015 Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Christopher Atamian, Ted A. Chaglassian, Mike O. Joulakian, Vahe Karapetian, Harry Nadjarian, Mike M. Sarian and Simon Krikor Simonian will receive awards this year.
The Ellis Island Medal of Honor is an American award founded by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO), which pays homage to the immigrant experience and the contribution made to America by immigrants and their children.
The award ceremony of the Ellis Island Medals of Honor will be held on Saturday, May 9th, 2015.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan was awarded an Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2011 for his input in the development of the US-Armenia relations, his dedication to the preservation of peace in the South Caucasus as well as for the activities aimed at the efficient integration of immigrants in Armenia.