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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The Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, celebrates individuals for their "especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the U.S., to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors."
Following his victory, Trump, who is also an ardent golf player, said that he would present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to the golfing veteran.
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The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation's highest civilian honour and is awarded to those who make outstanding contributions to national security or national interest, world peace, culture or other public or private endeavours.
The second category is all about virtue signaling, as exemplified by Richard Nixon's choices of labor leader David Dubinsky and composer Duke Ellington to receive the Medal of Freedom. Evidence suggesting that Nixon was particularly fond of left-leaning labor organizers or African Americans is sparse.
As President Trump explained to the audience assembled at the White House, the Presidential Medal of Freedom "is given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to American life and culture." In his remarks, the President captured the enormity of what Justice Scalia contributed:
Since 1999, the Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom is awarded each year by the Washington-based Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation to those individuals and institutions that have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to freedom and democracy, and opposition to communism and all other forms of tyranny, systems that have delivered fear and death.
Presidential Medal of Freedom winner was arrested and held briefly Wednesday by Cuban security agents who threatened him with imprisonment if he continued to push efforts to create a free parliament to replace the National Assembly of People's Power, the Inspire America Foundation said.
Padron's Presidential Medal of Freedom from former U.S.
Kylie Jenner, one of the 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' regulars, was not honored with the Medal of Freedom by US President Barack Obama recently.
On the occasion he spoke with students about the inspiring life of Helen Keller, the deaf-blind American educator, writer and social activist, who helped found the American Civil Liberties Union in 1920, and was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her life's work.