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Minnehaha County Lincoln Day Dinner

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Ramkota Hotel

3200 West Maple Street

Sioux Falls, SD 57107

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Our Annual Minnehaha County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner will be held on Saturday, August 24th, 2019. Social Hour begins at 5:30pm.

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A survivor of the Cambodian Genocide, Sichan Siv worked closely with President George H.W. Bush from 1989 to 1993, first as White House Deputy Assistant and later as State Department Assistant Secretary for Asian Affairs. Appointed UN Ambassador by President George W. Bush in 2001, and unanimously confirmed by the Senate, Sichan served as a diplomat until 2006. He was one of five White House aides who accompanied the President on his final Air Force One journey, from Texas to Washington on December 3, 2018.

Ambassador Siv, who speaks six languages, has interacted with 192 governments, and has visited more than 120 countries, represented the United States at the U.N.’s 60th anniversary in June of 2005. He attended the Army War College, the FBI Citizens Academy, the Air War College, and he holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University. Sichan was for 33 years married to Martha Pattillo, a wonderful woman who went to Heaven in 2016. Ambassador Siv has written two books: a memoir entitled Golden Bones, and a political thriller called Golden State: Love and Conflict in Hostile Lands.

Honors and Awards:

George H.W. Bush Award for Outstanding Public Service

DAR Americanism Medal

U.S. Army Commander’s Award

U.S. Army Commander’s Award

Anne Frank Lifetime Achievement Award

Brazilian Academy of Art, Culture, and History Honors

Honorary Commander, USAF

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