2010 Celebrating American Ideas - Sagamore Institute

2010 Celebrating American Ideas

By Sagamore Institute

  • Release Date: 2013-08-15
  • Genre: Philosophy


On March 25, 2010, Sagamore Institute hosted its first “Celebrating American Ideas” gala. Former Secretary of Education and renowned author William J. Bennett gave a rousing keynote address on the American Idea and the essential role of citizens to learn our nation’s history in order to define and defend our democracy.
As a think tank committed to moving ideas into action, the first “Celebrating American Ideas” award was presented to select members of the Navajo Code Talkers who transformed their ancient language into an indecipherable military code.  Upon receiving the award, the Code Talkers said that theirs is an American story, not just a Navajo one.