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    Medal of Honor Ceremony for Army Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts

    President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sergeant Ryan M. Pitts for actions he took when his company’s outpost in Wanat, Afghanistan, was overrun by the Taliban…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Raoul Wallenberg

    Congress posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg for saving tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust. He was detained by…

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    Sesquicentennial of the Washington Arsenal Explosion

    The Congressional Cemetery held a commemorative ceremony to mark the 150th anniversary of the June 17, 1864 Washington Arsenal explosion that killed 21 women. Many of the victims were…

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    Smithsonian Flag Day Ceremony

    The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History commemorated Flag Day and the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner with speeches and a variety of performances. The…

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    White House Naturalization Ceremony

    President Obama hosted an Independence Day naturalization ceremony at the White House for active duty military service members and their spouses, as well as veterans and…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring Shimon Peres

    House and Senate leaders awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to outgoing Israeli President Shimon Peres at a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda. It is the highest civilian honor bestowed…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    House and Senate leaders posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights…

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    2014 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism

    Book TV presented coverage of the 2014 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism.  This year’s nominees included: Dan Fagin, author of Toms River: A Story of Science…

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    Battle of Midway 72nd Anniversary

    Representatives from the Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps spoke at a ceremony marking the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Midway. The talked about the challenges confronted by…

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    Medal of Honor Ceremony for Kyle Carpenter

    President Obama awarded Marine Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter (Ret.) with the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony for his heroic actions during a November 2010 grenade attack in…

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    D-Day 70th Anniversary Commemoration

    A ceremony was held at the National World War II memorial to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. Professor Craig Symonds, author of Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and…

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    D-Day 70th Anniversary Ouistreham International Ceremony

    French President Francois Hollande spoke at ceremony in Ouistreham, France, marking the 70th Anniversary of the World War II D-Day invasion. President Obama and other world leaders and…

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    Department of Defense LGBT Pride Month Ceremony

    Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work made the keynote remarks at a Pentagon ceremony for LGBT Pride Month. This section is remarks by Amanda Simpson, the first openly transgender woman…

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    Honoring Chinese Railroad Workers

    U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez formally inducted into the Labor Hall of Honor approximately 12,000 Chinese immigrant laborers who worked on the Central Pacific Railroad between…

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    Tiananmen Square 25th Anniversary Remembrance

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, other members of Congress, and former Chinese dissidents spoke at an event commemorating the 25th anniversary of the…

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    2014 Profile in Courage Award

    Lauren Bush Lauren accepted the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library 2014 Profile in Courage award on behalf of her grandfather, George H.W. Bush. Jack Schlossberg, grandson of…

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    Memorial Day Observance, Wreath Laying

    A different view of the wreath-laying ceremony included in program 319510-1 was shown.

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    Memorial Day Observance

    President Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns to commemorate Memorial Day. Then, he spoke at a remembrance ceremony at the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National…

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    U.S. Naval Academy Commencement Ceremony

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel gave the commencement address to the 2014 graduating class of the U.S. Naval Academy. Secretary Hagel spoke about leadership and the challenges facing…

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    Vernon Jordan at Memorial Service for Robert S. Strauss

    A memorial service was held for former presidential adviser and Ambassador Robert S. Strauss, who died on March 19, 2014. In this portion Vernon Jordan delivered a eulogy.

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