President Obama honors Medal of Freedom recipients
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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama honored the Medal of Freedom recipients at a White Houseceremony on Tuesday. The Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest civilian honor. The medal is bestowed to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or cultural and other significant endeavors.
This year’s recipients include Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, the first woman to hold the nation’s topdiplomatic post, John Glenn, the third American in space and the first American to orbit the Earth, legendary musician Bob Dylan, and former University of Tennessee basketball coach Pat Summitt.