President Obama named nineteen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom today, among them, legendary NBC anchor, Tom Brokaw. Other notable recipients include Ethel Kennedy, Stevie Wonder, Meryl Streep, and Stephen Sondheim. The award, the nation’s highest civilian honor, will be presented at the White House November 24.
“I look forward to presenting these nineteen bold, inspiring Americans with our Nation’s highest civilian honor,” President Obama said. “From activists who fought for change to artists who explored the furthest reaches of our imagination; from scientists who kept America on the cutting edge to public servants who help write new chapters in our American story, these citizens have made extraordinary contributions to our country and the world.”
Here is he full list of this year’s Medal of Freedom recipients: Read more