Internationally renowned human rights leader, and former Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Congressman Tom Lantos, will be honored today at the Dedication of the Tom Lantos Rotunda at the San Francisco International Airport.
Lantos who traveled extensively on behalf of human rights throughout his life was also a forceful advocate for the San Francisco International Airport which was in his congressional district. Congresswoman Jackie Speier, and numerous other dignitaries will join Mrs. Lantos and other representatives of the Lantos family on the occasion of the dedication of the Rotunda. Honoring Congressman Lantos, a permanent bronze plaque donated to the airport by the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice will be unveiled at a 2pm ceremony in the Louis A. Turpin Aviation Museum in the International Terminal.
In remarks prepared for the occasion, Mrs. Annette Lantos, Congressman Lantos’ wife of 58 years said, “Most of Tom’s travel took him across the globe in pursuit of his great passion for human rights and justice. Many of those trips began and ended right here in the International Terminal of the San Francisco Airport. My husband had a 60 year love affair with San Francisco, and no matter where we found ourselves in the world he would always request that someone sing his favorite song—I Left my Heart in San Francisco!”