Highlights from the 2016 Walk of Courage Gala

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Linda Hartke, Secretary Madeleine Albright, and the Reverend Mark Hanson.
Linda Hartke (left) after presenting the Walk of Courage and Walk of Faith awards to Secretary Madeleine Albright and the Reverend Mark Hanson.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service walks alongside migrants and refugees on difficult journeys that require courage and hope. The Walk of Courage Award Gala is an opportunity to celebrate the newcomers who become our neighbors and strengthen our communities as well as remember those still in desperate need of safety and welcome.

Omar al-Muqdad, Syrian journalist and documentary filmmaker
Omar al-Muqdad, a Syrian journalist and filmmaker, shares his story at the 2016 Walk of Courage Gala.

Last month, LIRS presented the annual Walk of Faith award to the Reverend Mark Hanson for his decades of service and advocacy on behalf of migrants and refugees. The Walk of Courage award was presented to Secretary Madeleine Albright for her courage and commitment to forwarding the American ideals of justice and freedom for everyone.

Please visit the 2016 Walk of Courage Gala page to enjoy more photos and videos from a wonderful evening together.

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