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    Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony

    President Obama honored new Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients in a ceremony at the White House. Honorees included Representative John Dingell (D-MI), NBC host Tom Brokaw, and…

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    House Ceremonial Swearing-In

    House Speaker John Boehner held a mock swearing-in with Representatives-Elect Donald Norcross (D-NJ), Alma Adams (D-NC), and David Brat (R-NC). Each won special elections to serve out the…

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    Veterans Day Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery

    Vice President Joe Biden and other dignitaries gathered in Arlington National Cemetery’s Memorial Amphitheater for the annual ceremony honoring the nation’s veterans. The…

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    Veterans Day Wreath-Laying Ceremony

    Vice President Joe Biden placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.  br/ Scenes were shown of the audience and dignitaries gathering for the…

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    Veterans Day Ceremony at World War II Memorial

    The Friends of the National World War II Memorial and the National Park Service held a Veterans Day ceremony to pay tribute to the more than 16 million men and women who served with the…

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    Medal of Honor Ceremony for Army First Lieutenant Alonzo Cushing

    President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously to Army First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing for his actions during the U.S. Civil War. First Lieutenant Cushing was commanding…

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    Funeral Service for Ben Bradlee

    A funeral service was held for former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee. Mr. Bradlee led the paper during the Watergate scandal and the paper’s publishing of the…

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    Memorial Service for James Brady

    A memorial service was held for James Brady, former press secretary for President Ronald Reagan. Mr. Brady died August 4, 2014, at the age of 73. He was partially paralyzed when…

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    Disabled Veterans Memorial Dedication

    President Obama was among the dignitaries who spoke at a ceremony dedicating the first national memorial for disabled veterans. It honors service members of both past and present from…

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    Medal of Honor Ceremony

    President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to two Vietnam War soldiers, Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins and Army Specialist Four Donald Sloat. Specialist Sloat received the…

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    Star-Spangled Banner 200th Anniversary

    Fort McHenry hosted a ceremony honoring the 200th anniversary of of the Battle of Baltimore and the writing of the “Star-Spangled Banner.” The ceremony inlcuded remarks by…

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    Bicentennial of the National Anthem

    Vice President Biden and Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD) spoke at an event commemorating the 200th anniversary of the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner.

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    AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary

    President Obama and former President Clinton took part in a celebration of the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps. President Clinton launched the service program in 1994. A new group of…

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    Farewell Parade for Senator Levin and Representative McKeon

    The Department of Defense held a farewell parade to celebrate the careers of Senate Armed Services Chair Carl Levin (D-MI) and House Armed Services Chair Howard “Buck” McKeon…

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    September 11 Remembrance Ceremony at the Pentagon

    President Obama attended a ceremony at the Pentagon to honor those who died in the September 11, 2001, attacks. He spoke about the strength and resolve of the family members of victims…

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    September 11 Remembrance Ceremony in New York City

    Victims of the World Trade Center terror attacks on September 11, 2001, were remembered in a ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial Plaza in New York City. Family members…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    House and Senate leaders honored the fallen heroes of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks by presenting a Congressional Gold Medal to each of the memorial sites. The medals were…

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    U.S.-Muslim Relations

    Secretary of State John Kerry hosted a ceremony honoring the appointment of Shaarik Zafar to be the new special representative to Muslim communities. Secretary Kerry talked about his…

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    U.S. Diplomacy Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

    Secretary of State John Kerry spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony for the United States Diplomacy Center (USDC). Former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger, James Baker, Madeleine…

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    Victory Over Japan Observance

    World War II veterans and family members commemorated the 69th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II, called VJ Day. George Prescott Bush, grandson of President George…

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