Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony

President and Mrs. Bush participated in a ceremony for the 2008 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. President Bush… read more

President and Mrs. Bush participated in a ceremony for the 2008 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. President Bush praised the recipients and presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to the honorees as their citations were read. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest civilian award and recognizes exceptional meritorious service.

The recipients were: Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D.; Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.; Representative Tom Lantos (posthumous); General Peter Pace (Ret.); former Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Edna Shalala; and Senior Judge Laurence H. Silberman. close

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Program ID:
206053-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Ceremony
Location:
East Room, White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 21, 2008
Last Aired:
Jun 22, 2008

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  • Jun 21, 2008 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 22, 2008 | 12:45am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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