Each year The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, a partner of Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island, honors “immigrants or their descendents who have made a major contribution to the American experience.”
NBC Nightly News Managing Editor and Ancho Brian Williams greets a young guest at the 2010 Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards, before introducing Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation Chairman Lee Iacocca.
David Luchsinger, Superintendent of Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island offers a welcome to guests at the 2010 Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards on behalf of the National Park Service.
NBC Nightly News Managing Editor and Anchor Brian Williams offers congratulations to longtime friend Peter G. Peterson on his award. Peterson received the Family Heritage Award for his contributions in the field of Business.
NBC Nightly News Managing Editor and Anchor Brian Williams congratulates NBA icon Dikembe Mutumbo on his award. Mutumbo received the B.C. Forbes Peopling of America Award for his contributions in the field of Sports.
Bruce Springsteen holds a copy of a ship's manifest showing his ancestor's arrival at Ellis Island. Springsteen received the Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards for his contributions to the field of Entertainment.