Special souvenir pins were made to mark the World Red Cross Red Crescent Day event at the Swiss Embassy in Washington.
Kim Dozier, an award-winning journalist and author, was the event's Emcee.
Donna Galeno, the Chief Program Officer at StoryCorps, came down to D.C. from New York to talk about the world's largest oral history project.
Former ICRC Delegate, Suzanne Hofstetter (left), sits next to Mike Durant, whom she visited in Mogadishu in 1993 after his Black Hawk helicopter was shot down and he was taken as a POW. They are seated next to Harold Brooks (right), Senior Vice President of International Operations at the American Red Cross.
Mike (left) and Suzanne (middle) talked with Kim (right) during an emotional yet uplifting Q&A. Mike sung the praises of ICRC delegates like Suzanne, who are "simply there to make the world better."
StoryCorps Participant and World War II Veteran, Ben Dozier, receives a round of applause from the audience after they heard his story about finding his daughter MeiLee (seated next to him) at a Red Cross refugee camp in Guam following the end of the Vietnam War.
Ambassador Dahinden talks with Staff Sgt. Liam Dwyer, a "wounded warrior" from Afghanistan (pictured middle), and Steve Peth, a military veteran who volunteers for the American Red Cross helping injured US servicemen with their rehabilitation at Walter Reed Military Medical Center. Steve was wounded during the Vietnam War and now gives up his time to help others injured in combat. Marin Reynes (far left), the Senior Station Manager for the American Red Cross at Walter Reed, and the Ambassador's wife (right) were also part of the conversation.
Swiss Ambassador to the US, Martin Dahinden (left) talks to New York Times National Security Correspondent, Eric Schmitt (right) following the event.
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