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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

President Obama To Award Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, May 29th, President Barack Obama will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  The Medal of Freedom is our Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.  The Medals will be presented at the White House in an afternoon ceremony.