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    • A Medalist Reaches Out to Haiti

      A Medalist Reaches Out to Haiti
      The Ellis Island Medal of Honor was created to celebrate American citizens, native-born or naturalized, who have made an impact on American lives. Our International Medal is presented under the same criteria to non-US citizens whose humanitarian and charitable contributions to the world are worthy of celebrating.
    • Kids helping kids and NECO makes it happen!

      Kids helping kids and NECO makes it happen!
      Cassidy Curtain is one special little girl. In 2010, when she was just 7 years old, Cassidy raised several hundred dollars to support NECO and our partner, Gift of Life International (GOLI), to bring lifesaving medical care to Uganda.
    • Ben Nighthorse Campbell Receives Prestigious Awards

      Ben Nighthorse Campbell Receives Prestigious Awards
      2008 Ellis Island Medal of Honor recipient and former U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell has been honored by Emperor Akihito of Japan with the Order of the Rising Sun, the second highest honor available to a non-Japanese citizen.
    • NECO introduces Lady Liberty

      NECO introduces Lady Liberty
      NECO introduces a new partnership with Boehm Porcelain, an artisan producer of fine collectables and figures, founded by sculptor Edward and wife Helen Boehm in 1950.
    • Armenian visit

      Armenian visit
      On Thursday, September 22nd, the President of the Republic of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan, stepped onto Ellis Island as a guest of the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations to personally view an exhibit commemorating the 1915 Armenian Genocide and the Armenians who immigrated to the United States through Ellis Island.
    • Remembering Two Great Journalists

      Remembering Two Great Journalists
      NECO has always referred to our Medalists as family. It is with great sadness that we memorialize two remarkable journalists who, while working in extremely different fields, made equally indelible marks on their friends and fans.

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