The Annie Taylor Award for Courage from the David Horowitz Freedom Center is awarded annually to people who have demonstrated unusual courage in adverse conditions and great danger.
I am deeply honored and humbled to be one of this year's recipients of the award. My hero, Oriana Fallaci, is a previous recipient of this honor. I attended that historic evening on November 30, 2005. She was honored for "the heroism and the values" that rendered her "a symbol of the fight against Islamic fascism and a knight of the freedom of humankind."
I join a small but illustrious group of Annie Taylor Award winners that includes legend Rush Limbaugh, author Ann Coulter, former Attorney General John Ashcroft, civil rights leader Ward Connerly, human rights activist Armando Vallederes, Georgia Democrat Senator Zell Miller, film director Cyrus Nowrasteh, Swift Boat veteran John O'Neill, Iranian dissident Amir Abbas Fakhravar, activist Phyllis Schlafly, et al....
I am overwhelmed.
It is an important gathering. Should you wish to join us, go here.
The David Horowitz Freedom Center will be holding its Restoration Weekend November 18 - 21, 2010 at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida. Prominent authorities and political figures will enlighten audiences at this important annual event.
The Center will be celebrating the sixteenth anniversary of this event. The Weekend activities begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday the 18th and conclude at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday the 21st.
We are excited to announce that among the confirmed speakers are:
Newt Gingrich, David Horowitz, Liz Cheney, Ann Coulter, Andrew Klavan, Robert Spencer, Frank Gaffney, Monica Crowley, John Yoo, Marc Thiessen, Michael Barone, Ralph Peters, Caroline Glick, Pastor John Hagee, Rob Pollock, Fred Barnes, Senator Jeff Sessions, Congressmen Ed Royce and Steven King, Emmett Tyrrell, Bill Gertz, Doug Schoen, Ron Radosh, Steven Moore, Arizona State Senators Russell Pearce and Thayer Verschoor, Mark Krikorian, S.E. Cupp, Lee Smith, General Paul Vallely, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Fred Barnes and Pat Caddell.
Each year, as a part of this event, we honor the troops and their families. This year we will be joined by representatives from the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, inlucing Colonel John Carney, Dr. Jim Lewis, Country music star and former Army Ranger Keni Thomas and a keynote by former Army Chief of Staff General Peter Schoomaker.