SENATOR DAN COATS HONORED AS INTERNATIONAL
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR
Los Angeles, September 24, 2021
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The International Center and several hundred friends honored former U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator, Intelligence Officer, Diplomat, Statesman, and a distinguished Hoosier Senator Dan Coats as the 2021 International Citizen of the Year. Governor and Mrs. Eric J. Holcomb, Mrs. Martha Coats, national and state leaders, educators, businessmen, and several former recipient of this prestigious Award, and friends attended the beautiful Banquet at the Indiana Roof Ballroom on September 14th organized by the International Center of Indianapolis.
Laudable tributes highlighting the career and contributions of Senator Dan Coats were paid by former staff members, colleagues, family and friends: "... humble, hardworking, wants to make a difference; seeks common ground on humanitarian issues; genuinely one of us."- Jim Morris. "Dan Coats was at the epicenter as the world was turning; honest, thoughtful with a healthy dose of civility and Hoosier humility; brings people together; answered the call of the State and Nation; a true statesman during tense and polarizing times." - Governor Eric J. Holcomb. The respected statesman Dan Coats in his eloquent response paid a great compliment to the International Center of Indianapolis and its leader Martin Baier: "International Center is connecting our State with the world." The latest Award Recipient placed before us a challenge: "America is a special place; ... I saw light of discovery in young eyes during my diplomatic travels to other countries. Help someone with young eyes to see for the first time why being an American is such a special blessing."
Our hearty congratulations to Senator Dan Coats and his family to honor us by accepting this Award and joining other former Hoosier recipients. Congratulations also to Andrea Richter-Garry, IEDC on receiving the well-deserved The International Center's 2021 Global Impression Award! Special Congratulations to Martin Baier, President and CEO of the International Center and his team for putting together a very dignified event and illuminating evening.
The attached photographs provide a little glimpse of the memorable evening's festivities. ~ Respectfully, KP Singh ( KP Singh Designs) - Indianapolis, Indiana USA - September 14, 2021