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The Celebrating American Ideas Award

About the Award

The American Idea offers a society where all its citizens can flourish. Sagamore Institute honors those individuals and enterprises whose heroic action transformed lives at home and abroad.

Award Recipients

Navajo Code Talkers

Navajo Code Talkers

On March 25, 2010, the Navajo Code Talkers received the first "Celebrating American Ideas" Award. 

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thrive farmers

Thrive Farmers

Tom Mattheson, President of Thrive Farmers, won the Celebrating American Ideas award at our annual ICOC on November 8, 2018.

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AMPATH-Kenya Team

On November 23, 2015, Jim Morris presented the Celebrating American Ideas award to members of the AMPATH-Kenya team.

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jaylon smith

Jaylon Smith

Our most recent recipient, Jaylon Smith received the Celebrating American Ideas Award at our 2020 Indiana Conference on Citizenship

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