Park Cities Rotary has been selected by the national awards committee of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge to receive the George Washington Honor Medal Award for the annual special event, the July 4th Parade: A Hunger-Fighting Affair.
The Freedoms Foundation describes the Special Events Award as the “award given for the most significant events which take place on a day or several days which impact the community, state and/or nation while increasing an understanding of our American Way of Life.”
            “This program was intended as a way to say thank you to those whose projects, words or deeds reflect the best of the American spirit of volunteerism by offering constructive solutions to contemporary problems.”
            Past President Phillip Bankhead accepted the George Washington Honor Medal Award at the Dallas Area Chapter’s Dinner and George Washington Birthday Celebration on February 21, 2019.
            The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge was founded in 1949 by E.F. Hutton, Don Belding, Kenneth Wells, and General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Their mission is to educate about American rights and responsibilities, honor acts of civic virtue, and challenge all to reject apathy and get involved.