Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Bronze Medal
This bronze medal, a duplicate of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, recognizes and honors her courageous and unwavering commitment to peace, nonviolence, human rights, and democracy in Burma. Congress authorized the medal on May 6, 2008. It was presented to Suu Kyi on September 19, 2012.
Suu Kyi was detained under house arrest and imprisoned twice. While under house arrest, she bravely refused offers to leave her country, staying in Burma to continue to promote freedom and democracy. For her efforts on behalf of the Burmese people, she was awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 1990, the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2000. She donated $1.3 million from her Nobel Peace Prize to the United States to establish a health and education fund in Burma and continues to fight on behalf of the Burmese people. She remains committed to peaceful dialogue in bringing democracy, human rights, and national reconciliation to Burma.
The obverse features a portrait of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. The likeness of Suu Kyi was based on the photograph by Eddie Adams.
The reverse features a peacock.
- DAW AUNG SAN SUU KYI
- DEDICATED TO PROMOTING FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY IN BURMA
- ACT OF CONGRESS 2008
Mint and Mint Mark
- Don Everhart, Sculptor-Engraver