International Ellis Island Medal of Honor presented to Northern Ireland leaders

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PIX11’s Marvin Scott presented the International Ellis Island Medal of Honor to the leaders of Northern Ireland.

From left to right: First Minister Peter Robinson, Nasser Kazeminy, Chairman of NECO,  Dr. Ian Paisley, the Lord Bannside,  Deputy First minister  Martin Mc Guinness.

The Medal is presented to former adversaries turned partners for their ongoing efforts to bring permanent peace to Northern  Ireland. The NECO Natioonal Ethnic  Coalition of Organizations is a non-profit humanitarian group that awards the Elliis Island Medal of Honor each year on Ellis Island.  Six US Presidents are among the recipients.