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ABF presents its first Peace Award to Richard C. Holbrooke, New York, June 14, 2003

America-Bosnia Foundation presents inaugural Peace Award to Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke

Lord Paddy Ashdown presenting the Peace Award to Hon. Richard C. Holbrooke

Grand Lodge Room, Masonic Hall
71 West 23rd Street, NY 10010

For his outstanding achievements in bringing peace to the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke received the America - Bosnia Foundation Peace Award.

The Award was presented to him by Lord Paddy Ashdown, High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Dr. Sasha Toperich, President of the America - Bosnia Foundation.

In honor of Ambassador Holbrooke, a concert was held that same evening at the Masonic Grand Lodge Temple of the State of  New York, featuring Adema Pljevljak (soprano), Suncica Loncar (flute), Vedran Tuce (clarinet), and Dragan Opancic (piano).

This event was co-organized with the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York.

The Bosnian guest artists performed, apart from their standard repertoire, some music of the world - by the well-known American composer Jonathan Berger and Bosnian composer Milan Prebanda.

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