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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 Wednesday, November 20, 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.  Additional details about the event, including media logistics, will be released at a later date.

Please click HERE for an earlier announcement regarding the recipients.