Norman Lewis Corwin [May 3, 1910 - October 18, 2011] a national treasure whose contributions to our nation have long been cherished by millions of fans. However, it is not enough. We now have a unique opportunity to honor and celebrate the great contributions made by Mr. Corwin as he becomes a centenarian. It is time that the Nation who Mr. Corwin inspired before, during and after World War II properly honor and give thanks by awarding this Nations highest civilian honor. There are two equal medals that fall into this category:
1. The Congressional Gold Medal. [Plan A]
2. The Presidential Medal of Freedom. [Plan B]
We ask you to join us in petitioning the United States Congress to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Norman Lewis Corwin.
We further ask that you join us by petitioning President Obama to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Norman Lewis Corwin.
This two-prong approach is necessary because the current legislative procedure to award the Congressional Gold Medal is a bit arduous and requires that the United States Mint design a unique medal. This is Plan A simply because we feel that Mr. Corwin’s contributions to this Nation are truly special and a unique medal of this nature is the best way to recognize Mr. Corwin.
However, being realistic that the process, if not championed by key member of Congress, could become bogged down in either the House or Senate thus missing the unique opportunity to recognize Mr. Corwin on his One Hundredth Birthday May 3, 2010, we ask that you also support our petition to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Our goal is One Million signatures on each petition, not the loftiest goal when you consider that Sixty Three Million Americans, half of U.S. population at that time, listened to his December 15th 1941 Bill of Rights Special “We Hold These Truths.”