Purple Heart WWII Veteran Speaking at PCI Meeting

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

Dr. Robert Hilliard

Progressive Club of the Islands will welcome featured speaker Dr. Robert Hilliard, of Sanibel, at 4 p.m. March 16 via Facebook Live and Zoom.

Dr. Hilliard is the subject of a PBS documentary produced by WGCU, “A Force For Freedom: The Robert Hilliard Story” and will be discussing the loss of freedoms in Nazi Germany and political trends in Florida and in the United States today. As a Purple Heart veteran of World War II in Europe, he saw the results of authoritarian government and has been honored internationally for his role in saving the lives of thousands of concentration camp survivors. He served in government as Chief of Public Broadcasting at the Federal Communications Commission and as Chair of the Federal Interagency Media Committee for the White House. He has been a college Dean and has a Ph.D. from Columbia University. As a Sanibel homeowner for 25 years, he frequently contributes articles, op. eds. and letters to the Florida Weekly and to the News-Press.

You can view the presentation on Facebook Live or to receive the Zoom link, email pcisancap@gmail.com

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