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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Biscet was awarded the Medal of Freedom in absentia in 2007 by then-President George W.
Sharing the stage alongside DeGeneres were other Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients this year including Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks, Diana Ross, Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is not just our nation's highest civilian honour -- it's a tribute to the idea that all of us, no matter where we come from, have the opportunity to change this country for the better," Obama said in a statement.
Wyden twice wrote the White House to urge that Yasui receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously, the statement issued by his office said.
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.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation's highest civilian honor, it was established by President John F.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is reserved for individuals who have made ''meritorious contributions'' to U.
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.
In addition to receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Cliburn received the Russian Friendship Medal in October 2004.
Attorney Yoram Sheftel said on Friday that the fact that the White House announced that Jonathan Pollard would not be released even before the Medal of Freedom was awarded to President Shimon Peres proves once again that President Barack Obama is an anti-Semite who hates the Jews.
CDATA[ If the Medal of Freedom is to mean anything - it must come with action.
Arnall Patz, director emeritus of the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, a pivotal figure in the history of ophthalmology and the recipient of both a Presidential Medal of Freedom and an Albert Lasker Award for his groundbreaking research into the causes and prevention of blindness, died recently.