truman–reagan medal of freedom

Remembering the courage of those who resist. 

 
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Heroes, dissidents, and activists.

United in opposition to tyranny. 

The Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom is awarded each year by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation to those individuals and institutions that have demonstrated a life-long commitment to freedom and democracy and opposition to communism and all other forms of tyranny.

Laureates 

2018

Oswaldo Paya

2017

H.E. Mart Laar, Ph.D

Hon. Natan Sharansky

Memorial Society

2016

Paul A. Goble

2015

Chen Guangcheng

Guillermo Fariñas

Alexander Podrabinek

2014

Myroslav Marynovych

Mustafa Dzhemilev

2013

Fr. Nguyễn Văn Lý

H.E. Václav Klaus, Ph.D.

Dr. Yang Jianli

2012

H.E. Stanislau Shushkevich

Hon. Donald Rumsfeld

2011

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

H.E. Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga

John C. Whitehead

2010

Robert Conquest

Harry Wu

H.E. Emanuelis Zingeris

Hon. Armando Valladares

2009

Rep. Steny Hoyer

Hon. Jack Kemp

Hon. Bishop László Tőkés

Hon. Edwin Meese III

Dr. Richard Pipes

2008

Hon. Kateryna Yushchenko

Hon. Paula J. Dobriansky, Ph.D.

Midge Decter

Hon. Tom Lantos

2007

William F. Buckley, Jr.

Hon. Henry "Scoop" Jackson

Trần Văn Bá

Hon. János Horváth

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher

2006

Hon. Lech Wałęsa

Hon. Milada Horáková

Dr. Edwin J. Feulner

2005

Lt. General Edward L. Rowny, USA (Ret.)

Pope John Paul II

Solidarity Free Trade Union of 1980

Anna Walentynowicz

Hon. Lev E. Dobriansky

2004

Rep. John Shimkus

Maj. Gen. John Singlaub, USA (Ret.)

Lockheed Martin Corporation

2003

H.E. Václav Havel

National Endowment for Democracy

Michael Novak

2002

Hon. Joseph Lieberman

Hon. Philip M. Crane

H.E. Viktor Orbán

Hon. Hae Yung Chung

2001

Vladimir Bukovsky

Hon. Jesse Helms

2000

Wei Jingsheng

Youk Chhang

Col. John McKone, USAF (Ret.)

Đoàn Viết Hoạt

Col. Lewis Millett, USA (Ret.)

Hon. Orson Swindle

Gen. Paik Sun Yup, ROKA (Ret.)

1999

Elena Bonner

Lane Kirkland

H.E. Vytautas Landsbergis, Ph.D

H.E. Philip Dimitrov