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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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.
Dylan, a brush with true genius WHEN President Obama awarded Bob Dylan with the Presidential Medal Of Freedom he described Dylan as "the giant of American music.
com)-- A national signature campaign to request that Harriet Tubman be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom was launched today by Oscar[R]-nominated director Dianne Houston ("Tuesday Morning Ride").
Afterward, President Bill Clinton awarded Senator Nelson the Presidential Medal of Freedom - the highest honor a U.
Mildred Dresselhaus, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor who founded the ASME Nanotechnology Institute in 2001, was among the 19 people awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a White House event in November.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said this year's recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom made the world stronger, wiser, more beautiful and more humane.
He also received the US Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1991 from President George Bush.
He is one of only seven people to have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
President Vujanovic presented Sheikh Mohammad with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Also that day, Mr Obama will be joined by scores of prominent Americans who have received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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