Wałęsa honoured by Lincoln Library
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Former Polish president and Solidarity leader Lech Wałęsa has received the Lincoln Leadership Prize from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation in Springfield, Illinois.
The distinction is conferred on people whose ‘lives and actions exemplify Lincoln’s legacy of leadership.
Lech Wałesa, who turned 68 years-old last week, said in a message to the Foundation, that is honoured by the prize.
“The Lincoln Leadership Prize is also a tribute to the Polish nation, who for the two decades carried out an economic and social revolution. As a result of this transformation, Poland has entered a period of prosperity and justice,” Wałęsa wrote.
He will collect the prize at a ceremony in Chicago on 9 February 2012.
The Lincoln Leadership Prize was established in 2006. Its past recipients include Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, US astronaut James Lovell Jr. and the late television journalist Tim Russert. (mk/pg)