CONCORD, New Hampshire (NEWS CENTER Maine) -- A New England native who was murdered by terrorists while reporting overseas will be honored by the New Hampshire Supreme Court Society.
Tuesday, the society is holding a Life and Liberty ceremony and will honor James Foley, the American journalist from Rochester, New Hampshire.
Foley was covering the Syrian civil war when he was kidnaped in northern Syria. For 21 months he was held hostage before becoming the first U.S. hostage to be killed by the Islamic State in a violent beheading
James Foley's mission continues
Not long after his death, his mother Diane Foley, started a foundation in his name to raise awareness and support the work of freelance journalists, like her son. NEWS CENTER Maine spoke with her earlier this month ahead of a fundraiser for the foundation.
"In conflict zones more and more of the bigger corporations are aware that they don't want their staff people going in country. They know how dangerous it is," said Diane Foley. "So it's creating black holes if you will. It's creating black holes if you will. It's creating parts of the world that nobody knows anything about. If we stop reporting the truth then people won't know and then our freedom is at risk."
The ceremony is happening Tuesday at the state supreme court in Concord at 3 p.m.