Tom Hanks: 'If you're concerned about what's going on today, read history'Breaking News
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Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks on Saturday night urged the importance of understanding and learning from history, especially for those troubled by the current state of affairs.
"People are upset about what's going on today. They're furious, they're frustrated, they're worked up," Hanks said. "If you're concerned about what's going on today, read history and figure out what to do because it's all right there."
Hanks was honored by the National Archives Foundation with the "Records of Achievement Award" at their annual gala in Washington. The award "is the highest honor given by the National Archives Foundation to an individual whose work has fostered a broader national awareness of the history and identity of the United States through the use of original National Archives records," according to a statement from the foundation.
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