Over the past two years, President Obama has awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal to over 20 Americans who have "performed exemplary deeds of service for their country or their fellow citizens." The Medal is among the highest awards a civilian can receive.
Recipients come from different backgrounds but share a commitment to a greater cause. Watch some of their moving stories and nominate your everyday hero for the Presidential Citizens Medal.
If you know someone like the recipients above, please take a moment to nominate him or her by tomorrow, April 24, 2012.
Nominees must be citizens of the United States, as required by the 1969 Executive Order. If you want to nominate someone for the 2012 Citizens Medal, please review the full criteria for this year's Medal. The deadline to submit is Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EDT