Medal of Freedom


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Medal of Freedom

n.
A decoration awarded by the United States to civilians for outstanding achievement in various fields of endeavor.

Med′al of Free′dom


n.
an award by the president of the U.S. for outstanding achievement: the highest civilian decoration.
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I have begun a petition on the White House petitions site to ask that Harriet Tubman, the personification of the love and importance of freedom, be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, by President Barack Obama," says Houston, whose latest film, RUNAWAY ISLAND, premiered at the American Black Film Festival in New York City.
Today the Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation's highest civilian award; however initially it was conceived by President Truman in 1945 to recognize notable service in the war.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is reserved for individuals who have made ''meritorious contributions'' to U.
Accompanied by Steadman Graham, her partner of 21 years, the 59-year-old attended a formal dinner in honour of this year's Medal of Freedom recipients, held at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.
White House had announced on Thursday that President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Freedom to 16 recipients, including musicians, scientists, activists and even an astronaut, the Fox News reports.
Summary: President Obama has awarded physicist Stephen Hawking America's highest civilian honour, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
He has been elected to the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007.
president Bill Clinton awarded Fuller the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.
GOOD to see Tony Blair, Dubya's "true friend", managed to find time to pick up the Presidential Medal of Freedom from his bestest mate in the White House.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair, who collected the President's Medal of Freedom.
At the White House in front of his wife Cherie, Mr Blair received the President's Medal of Freedom in recognition of his work to "improve the lives of citizens" and for his efforts to promote "democracy, human rights and peace abroad".
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is America's highest civil award, and is presented for meritorious achievement in public service, in science, the arts, education, athletics, business, and other fields of endeavor.