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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Bill Clinton & Oprah Winfrey: 2013 Recipients Of Presidential Medals Of Freedom (Pres Obama Says "Thank You")

Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey




Obama Awards Medal of Freedom to Clinton, Oprah

Wednesday Sixteen people, including BILL CLINTON & OPRAH WINFREY,  were awarded the nation's highest civilian honor that was established by President John F. Kennedy fifty years ago.

This was Pres Obama's way of saying "THANK YOU"  to both Bill Clinton & Oprah Winfrey.

OPRAH put EVERYTHING on the line when She Publicly Supported Pres Obama back in 2007 & 2008.

BILL CLINTON's 2012 DNC Convention Speech Sealed Pres Obama's Re-election. 



Bill Clinton

Oprah Winfrey

Ernie Banks

Ben Bradlee

Sally Ride

Loretta Lynn

Former Sen. Daniel Inouye

Gloria Steinem

Daniel Kahneman

Richard Lugar

Mario Molina

Bayard Rustin

Arturo Sandoval

Dean Smith

Cordy Tindell "C.T." Vivian

Patricia Wald


President Barack Obama presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, to former President Bill Clinton and 15 others on Wednesday, the award’s 50th anniversary.

“These are the men and women who in their extraordinary lives remind us of the beauty of the human spirit,” Obama said at the White House.

Clinton received the award for his public service in office, and afterward as the founder of the Clinton Foundation.

“He remembered what his mom had to do on behalf of him and he wanted to make sure he made life better and easier for so many people across the country,” Obama said of Clinton, whose father died before he was born.

Obama presented the award to 15 others, including talk show host Oprah Winfrey, country music legend Loretta Lynn, feminist activist Gloria Steinem, and Hall of Fame college basketball coach Dean Smith.

The president also delivered a brief tribute to the medal’s founder, President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated 50 years ago this week.

“This year it’s just a little more special,” Obama said.


Sources:   ITN News;   Politico;  TIME Magazine;  Youtube

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