Secretary Robert Gates Farewell Ceremony

The Defense Department held a farewell ceremony to honor outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Secretary Gates received the highest… read more

The Defense Department held a farewell ceremony to honor outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Secretary Gates received the highest military salute and President Obama awarded him the Medal of Freedom, the most distinguished civilian honor. In remarks, President Obama said Secretary Gates' greatest legacy is that soldiers knew he “had their backs” during foreign deployments and once they returned home from war zones. Secretary Gates stated his term as defense secretary was the greatest honor of his life and that the service of soldiers will continue to weigh heavily on his mind. close

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Secretary Robert Gates Farewell Ceremony

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Program ID:
300290-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 30, 2011
Last Aired:
Jul 3, 2011

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  • Jun 30, 2011 | 9:45am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 30, 2011 | 2:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 30, 2011 | 9:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 01, 2011 | 12:46am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 03, 2011 | 3:49pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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