Victims of Communism Foundation by Marion Smith April 12, 2014
The final program of the Lecture Series was held on April 12, 2014, and featured a presentation by Marion Smith from Washington D.C. He is the Executive Director of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. He offered us the following information: The Foundation was created by a 1994 Act of Congress signed by President Clinton. There were four goals set by this Foundation, three of which have been actualized to some extent:
1. The erection of a memorial.
2. Creation of web-sites. Two are now in existence and have received hundreds of thousands of hits.
3. Create a workable school curriculum on communism.
4. Establish a Victims of Communism museum are.
Mr. Smith formerly was a visiting fellow to the Heritage Foundation, and president of the Common Sense Society in Budapest, which promotes civic engagement, entrepreneurship, and leadership virtues among young professionals around the world. For more information on the subject presented today, visit: victimsofcommunism.org.