Our Ellis Island Medals of Honor ceremony is only a few months away and the NECO team is already well under way with preparations for what is promising to be our most exciting event yet.
The nominations are closed and the vetting has begun in earnest by the NECO staff, our Advisory Committees and the NECO Board. While we can’t release any names yet, I can say that I’m very pleased and humbled by the incredible list of nominees who have been submitted this year; from well-known athletes to industry leaders, as well as several high-ranking members of the Armed Forces and leaders from our national government. And as always, the ceremony will feature hundreds of military personnel performing on stage and representing their branches of service as part of our opening procession.
Those who are selected for the Medal should receive their notifications during the first week of March. If you have any questions about your nominee, you are welcome to contact the NECO offices directly but please be aware; the staff will not be releasing any names until March.
Until then, please follow NECO on Twitter for up-to-date information regarding the event and ‘like’ us on Facebook to see new and archival photos from our distinguished 29 years celebrating America’s best and brightest.
I hope to see you on Ellis Island on May 9th, 2015. It will be a night to remember.
Nasser J. Kazeminy