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James Foley's mother - Diane Foley accepts award on his behalf (Facebook - Rochester NH Rotary Club)

Mar 9, 2016 11:45 AM

Mother of slain NH journalist James Foley accepts Rochester Rotary Club award on his behalf

The Associated Press

ROCHESTER (AP) - A New Hampshire journalist who was executed more than a year and a half ago after being held hostage by the Islamic State in Syria has been posthumously recognized by a local rotary club.

Foster's Daily Democrat reports the Rochester Rotary gave the Paul Harris Fellow Award to James Foley.

The award recognizes people who contribute or have contributions made in their name of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

Foley's mother Diane accepted the award on Monday. She says James deserves the award because he loved the community and helping others.

Foley says her son's death continues to impact people touched by James and through the James W. Foley Foundation, a group dedicated to helping American hostages, their families, freelance journalists and disadvantaged children.

The Rochester NH Rotary Club posted to Facebook about the award.

Diane Foley came to Rotary to educate the group of her deceased son's James W. Foley Legacy Foundation. A foundation...

Posted by Rochester NH Rotary Club on Monday, March 7, 2016

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