Medal of Freedom Award to Thatcher

President Bush awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of Great Britain, in a ceremony at the… read more

President Bush awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of Great Britain, in a ceremony at the White House. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest award available to civilians in peacetime. In his remarks during the ceremony, President Bush discussed Ms. Thatcher’s role in world history during her terms as Prime Minister. He also said he consulted with Ms. Thatcher during the Persian Gulf war, and she left him with the advice, “Remember, George, this is no time to go wobbly.” Ms. Thatcher, in her remarks following the awarding of the medal, lauded President Bush’s performance in the Persian Gulf war and the efforts of Americans towards the victory in the gulf. She also stated a severe disdain for the use of violence in the settlement of disputes. close

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Medal of Freedom Award to Thatcher

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Program ID:
16977-1
Category:
White House Event
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Statement
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 7, 1991
Last Aired:
Mar 11, 1991

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  • Mar 07, 1991 | 8:45pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 08, 1991 | 12:51am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 08, 1991 | 4:35am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 08, 1991 | 7:30am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 08, 1991 | 9:30am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 10, 1991 | 11:35am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 11, 1991 | 4:30am EST | C-SPAN 2
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