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Thursday, 21 November 2013

President Obama Honours Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey With Presidential Medal of Freedom

The Presidential Medal of Freedom, established 50 years ago by President John F. Kennedy, is the highest civilian honour in the US. The medal has been presented to more than 500 individuals who have made especially “meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.”

In a ceremony at the White House, President Obama added 16 names to that distinguished list- including ex-president Bill Clinton and media mogul Oprah Winfrey.

Other recipients of the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom included sports champions and scientists, musicians and civil rights leaders, activists and journalists, media moguls and public servants. Go to the link below for more:

“These are the men and women who in their extraordinary lives remind us all of the beauty of the human spirit, the values that define us as Americans, the potential that lives inside of all of us,” President Obama said.

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