2019 Four Freedoms Award Laureates
Like many other events, the Four Freedoms Awards ceremony had to be postponed on April 14 in Middelburg because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
People all over the world are confronted with the consequences of this pandemic. Millions of people live with the limitations of various forms of lockdown, which are supposed to stop the spread of the virus, hundreds of thousands of people have been infected by the virus, and thousands have died as a result.
These are definitely challenging times. With his positive vision of a world based on 4 freedoms, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt contrasted hope and faith with bitterness and fear in his own time. Following his example, the Four Freedoms Awards Laureates 2020 and the Roosevelt Foundation want to bring a message of hope to all those who now also live in fear and are limited in their freedom as a result of the pandemic and express their support to all those who are committed to their fellow man in this difficult time.