You’re Invited to the 2015 VOC Commemoration

For more than two decades, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation has been determined to remember communism’s human costs. Every June we host a Commemoration to honor the memory of the more than 100 million victims, to0ac8f2de-c736-4c3f-aacf-5133681fc3e4 celebrate liberty where it has triumphed, and to plan our pursuit of a world free from communism. We hope you will join us in Washington for this special Commemoration. 

Watch this video for a recap of last year’s Commemoration.

Thursday, June 11th
Triumph of Liberty Luncheon
Reserved for Platinum Sponsors, Host Committee, and Members of Congress
12:30–2:00 PM
Florida House
Featuring remarks by 2015 Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom recipient Guillermo Fariñas, and Representative Jeff Duncan (R-SC).

The Library of Congress “Cold War Propaganda Posters” Display
Open to the public
3:00—6:00 PM
The Library of Congress

Panel Discussion: The “Soviet Sphere” in Reality and Memory
Open to the public
3:00–4:30 PM
The Library of Congress
With remarks by Representative Dennis Ross (R-FL).
Panelists include Dr. Lee Edwards (Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation), Paul Goble (Institute of World Politics), Dr. Alonzo Hamby (Ohio University), and David Kramer (McCain Institute).

Screening of VOC “Witness Project”
Open to the public
4:30—5:00 PM
The Library of Congress
With remarks by Daniel Magay, Hungarian Olympic athlete who escaped to American during in 1956, and Nal Oum, a Cambodian medical doctor and among the only “intellectuals” to escape the Khmer Rouge death camps.

Commemoration Reception
Open to the Public
5:00–6:00 PM
The Library of Congress
Program includes keynote speaker, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres. Featuring remarks by Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH).
Friday, June 12th
8th annual Roll Call of Nations Wreath Laying Ceremony & Presentation of the Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom
Open to the public
10:00–11:30 AM
Victims of Communism Memorial
Featuring remarks by 2015 Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom recipients Alexander Podrabinek and Guillermo Fariñas as well as former Hungarian Foreign Minister János Martonyi.

More speakers will be announced soon.

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