Hillary Clinton Receives American Patriot Award from National Defense University Foundation

Hillary Clinton

Mrs. Clinton talking with guests at her table during dinner

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was honored on Thursday, November 14th at a Gala hosted by the National Defense University (NDU) Foundation at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Hillary Clinton

Mrs. Clinton at dinner

The American Patriot Award (APA) annually recognizes leaders of extraordinary caliber who have strengthened America’s strategic interests and advanced global security. Past APA honorees include: President George H.W. Bush, Dr. Robert Gates, The Honorable Henry Kissinger, Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman, and General Colin Powell.

NDUF gala

After receiving the APA, Hillary Rodham Clinton gave an incredible acceptance speech in which she spoke about the importance of women’s role in global peace and security and how NDU has helped deliver the message by writing a book about the subject.   

Master of Ceremonies Leon Harris, Anchor, WJLA-TV

Master of Ceremonies Leon Harris, Anchor, WJLA-TV

Hillary Clinton receives Patriot Award

Hillary Clinton receives Patriot Award

Hillary Clinton speech

Hillary Clinton giving her speech

Mr. Albert C. Zimmerman, closing remarks

Mr. Albert C. Zimmerman offers closing remarks

The event was truly inspiring. Learn more about The American Patriot Award and NDU Foundation. 

About Loreana S. González Lazzarini:
Post and photos by Punch Pioneer Correspondent Loreana S. González Lazzarini, gonzalez.loreana@gmail.com, @lory_dc. By day Lori is a CPA at an international accounting firm but has a passion for the entrepreneurial spirit, advanced technology, and the continuing landscape of startups.
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