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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In June, 2008 General Pace was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award.
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 reserved for individuals who have made ''meritorious contributions'' to U.
In addition to receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Cliburn received the Russian Friendship Medal in October 2004.
Hundreds of anti-Zionism Jews gathered in front of the White House Wednesday evening protesting to the move of US President Barack Obama on awarding head of the Zionist regime Shimon Peres with the US Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Peres left for the United States overnight, and is scheduled to be received at the White House on Wednesday, where US President Barack Obama will present him with the presidential medal of freedom.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday hailed the courage of Gordon Hirabayashi for defying the internment order for Japanese Americans during World War II as he posthumously awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian award.
For her work teaching people to read in 26 countries, Colvin received the President's Volunteer Action Award in 1987, the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2006, and induction into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1991.
He retired from boxing in 1981 and devoted himself to social causes, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W.
WASHINGTON, Rajab 28, 1432 H / Jun 30, 2011, SPA -- President Barack Obama has honored outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates' four decades of public service with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, according to Reuters.
She has received two notable peace awards in the past and last year received a Presidential Medal of Freedom in the US so really she's got Nobel form.
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.
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