Medal of Freedom

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Medal of Freedom

highest award given a U.S. citizen; established 1963. [Am. Hist.: Misc.]
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Former recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom include Donald Rumsfeld, Bush's former defence secretary and a chief architect of the Iraq war.
In December he was invited to the White House so President Bush could present him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.
A recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award, Cosby fervently supports improved education for America's children and urges parents to become more involved in their child's future.
This lifelong effort, this steady integrity, earned him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, in 1995.
Dole was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1997 by President Clinton, as well as the American Patriot Award in 2004 by President George W.
In 1995, President Clinton presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his efforts to preserve life in the midst of the genocide of Tutsis in Rwanda, and has spent the last few years of his life touring the world to tell his story.
Aaron has received numerous civic awards, including the Presidential Citizens Medal awarded by President William Jefferson Clinton, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award, awarded by President George W.
One month after the Tet offensive, in February 1968, McNamara received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Johnson before becoming the president of the World Bank, where he served until 1981.
On July 18, the Murie Center pays homage to Mardy Murie, as the 1998 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient prepares to celebrate her 100th birthday.
L'Amour (1908-1988) was the only novelist honored with both a congressional gold medal (1983) and a presidential Medal of Freedom (1984).
Higgins, a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom who has served for more than half a century as one of the leading church advocates of workers' rights, preached at the Sunday noon Mass, held in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

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