Medalists Criteria


 Ellis Island Medal of Honor Criteria

NECO welcomes nominations from the public of any living U.S. citizen, native or naturalized, who embody the following criteria.

Each nomination should satisfy one or more of the following:

- LIVES a life dedicated to helping others, whether at a community or national level.

- PRESERVES and celebrates the history, traditions and values of their ancestry group while providing themselves valuable citizens of the United States.

STRIVES for tolerance and acceptance between ethnic, racial and religious groups in the United States and abroad.

- SHARES their personal and/or professional gifts for the benefit of humanity.

 

 Please note that the Medal is not awarded postumously.

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