Medal of Freedom


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Medal of Freedom

highest award given a U.S. citizen; established 1963. [Am. Hist.: Misc.]
See: Prize
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President Clinton intends to award the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, to former Sen.
In 1985, President Reagan awarded the entertainer the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest award for a civilian.
He is the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, and two Navy Distinguished Flying Crosses.
17, 1997, the day he was awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Clinton, Dole was approached by memorial supporters about the possibility of leading the campaign.
Michener, a winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom whose works included the best-selling novels ``Texas,'' ``Hawaii'' and ``Tales of the South Pacific,'' succumbed to kidney failure soon after deciding not to continue life-sustaining dialysis.
In 1981, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his role in the normalization of U.
Sen Schumer said: "Nothing could better symbolise our dedication to Fr Judge and what he stood for than awarding him the Medal of Freedom.
Krim the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2000 for her leadership in recognizing the grave scientific and medical consequences of AIDS, and her tireless work to raise public awareness and research funding.
Brennan, who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Clinton, ``once said the role of the Constitution is the protection of the dignity of every human being, and he recognized that every individual has fundamental human rights that government cannot deny,'' Clinton said.
Among the many awards Young has received are the Presidential Medal of Freedom, American's highest civilian award; the Legion d'honneur (France); and more than 35 honorary degrees from universities including Notre Dame, Yale, Morehouse and Emory.
Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Carter, National Spokesman for Operation HOPE as well as Chairman of Goodworks International, his own private sector company that empowers young Africans in Africa to become professionals.