Jim Licaretz, FNSS

NSS Fellow Jim Licaretz won the 2023 American Medal of the Year Award.  His bonded bronze medal of Volodymyr Zelensky was the winning entry.  Licaretz created the medal in a 3-D printer, then a mold was made and the 3″ medals were then cast in bonded bronze.  One side of the medal bears a portrait of the Ukrainian Freedom Fighter and the reverse contains a quote from his speech made to the world shortly after the invasion of Russia in Ukraine.

Two other medals were honored as finalists:  Days of Silence – Nights of Song by Jeremiah D. Welsh, NSS (for Brookgreen Gardens) and Hydroponic by Jeffrey Briggs, NSS.