Sandra Day O’Connor presented Ellis Island Medal of Honor

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Photo courtesy Marvin Scott

Photo courtesy Marvin Scott

Our Marvin Scott, who has been the official voice of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for more than 20 years, was at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington Thursday to take part in the presentation of the coveted medal to retired Associate Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the nation’s highest court.

Photo courtesy Marvin Scott

Photo courtesy Marvin Scott

Joining in the brief ceremony in O’Connor’s chambers were former Congressman Dan Burton,  former U.S. Ambassador to Finland Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, and NECO Chairman Nasser Kazeminy.

Six American presidents are among past recipients of the award. Scott described O’Connor as dynamic as she is charming.  Tamsen Fadal will co-host the Medal of Honor awards ceremony with Marvin on Ellis Island next month.