"Mayor Menino will be missed by Facing History and Ourselves. This fine man walked the walk for students and teachers," Facing History's Executive Director Margot Stern Strom said. "We are now mourning his loss."
Mayor Menino was a frequent guest and speaker at Facing History's annual New England Benefit Dinners, and he presented Strom with a New Bostonians Champion Award in 2010. He will be greatly missed by the Facing History community.
"Our kids have tough choices to make. Facing History gives them a new perspective as they face these challenging times," Mayor Menino said at the 2004 dinner. "I believe that today, we need this program more than ever."
Read Mayor Menino's obituary in the Boston Globe.
Watch video of Mayor Menino at Facing History's 2004 and 2009 annual New England Benefit Dinners.