Jim Foley

Nicole Tung/freejamesfoley.org via AP

ROCHESTER, N.H. - A New Hampshire journalist who was executed more than a year and a half ago after being held hostage by the Islamic State in Syria has been posthumously recognized by a local rotary club.

Foster's Daily Democrat reports the Rochester Rotary gave the Paul Harris Fellow Award to James Foley. 

Emily Corwin / NHPR

  There’s been no shortage of people mourning the killing of James Foley by Islamic State militants. President Obama interrupted his Martha’s Vinyard vacation Wednesday to recall Foley -- who disappeared two years ago in Syria -- and to condemn his killers.

“People like this ultimately fail,” Obama said. “They fail because the future is won by those who build and not destroy. The world is shaped by people like Jim Foley and the overwhelming majority of humanity who are appalled by those who killed him.”

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