The Presidential Medal of Freedom is an award bestowed by the president of the United States. The Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal are the highest civilian awards of the United States. The presidential medal seeks to recognize those people who have made "an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors". The award is not limited to U.S. citizens and, while it is a civilian award, it can also be awarded to military personnel and worn on the uniform.
The voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Vin Scully says he lives for "the roar of the crowd." Vin Scully spent 67 years as an American sportscaster and received the presidential Medal of Freedom at the.. CBS News - Published
President Donald Trump awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Roger Penske, a businessman and founder of one of the world's most successful motorsports teams. (Oct. 24)
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President Trump honored baseball Hall-of-Famer Mariano Rivera with the Medal of Freedom in a White House ceremony. The president called the former Yankees All-Star perhaps the greatest pitcher in.. CBS News - Published Also reported by •USATODAY.com
NBA Hall of Famer Jerry West, 81, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Trump in the Oval Office Thursday. West played for 14 years for the Los Angeles Lakers and then went on to.. CBS News - Published Also reported by •USATODAY.com
President Donald Trump presented basketball legend Bob Cousy with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, in an Oval Office ceremony on Thursday. (Aug. 22)
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