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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Civil Air Patrol

    Congress awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II members of the Civil Air Patrol in recognition of their “military service and exemplary record during World War II.” Former…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring Distinguished Astronauts

    Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives held an event honoring former astronauts John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin with the Congressional Gold Medal,…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Edward William Brooke

    Former Senator Edward William Brooke was honored as the first African American to be elected by popular vote to the United States Senate, where he represented Massachusetts as a Republican…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Jack Nicklaus

    House and Senate leaders held a ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal to professional golfer Jack Nicklaus in recognition of his many contributions to the game of golf and his…

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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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    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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    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 by…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Arnold Palmer

    Arnold Palmer was awarded a congressional gold medal. The congressional gold medal is awarded to those “who have performed an achievement that has an impact on American history and culture that is…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Aung San Suu Kyi

    Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in honor of her leadership and steadfast commitment to human rights and for promoting freedom, peace and democracy in her home country of…

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    Senator Daniel Inouye Casket Arrival Ceremony

    Scenes were shown of Senator Daniel Inouye’s (D-HI) casket arriving at the U.S Capitol building prior to being left to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. The service included…

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    Senator Daniel Inouye Lying in State

    Senator Daniel Inouye’s (D-HI) casket was shown lying in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. Senator Inouye, who died at the age of 88 on December 17, 2012, was a Medal of Honor recipient…

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    Senator Daniel Inouye Lying in State

    Senator Daniel Inouye’s (D-HI) casket was shown lying in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. Senator Inouye, who died at the age of 88 on December 17, 2012, was a Medal of Honor recipient…

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    Dedication of Gerald Ford Statue

    Members of Congress gathered in the Capitol Rotunda to dedicate a statue of former President Gerald Ford as one of Michigan’s statues. Two of the former president’s children spoke.…

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    House Democratic Leadership Elections

    Democratic leaders spoke to reporters following elections of leadership for the 110th Congress. Representative Pelosi was nominated to become Speaker of the House and Representative Hoyer…

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    Congressional Celebration of Lincoln's 200th Birthday

    President Obama and congressional leaders gathered in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda for a ceremony marking the 200th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. in his remarks, President Obama said he felt…

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    Ronald Reagan Statue Unveiling

    The Ronald Reagan statue was unveiled as part of the National Statuary Hall Collection, which is comprised of statues donated by individual states to honor notable women and men from each state’s…

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    Helen Keller Statue Unveiling

    A statue of Helen Keller was unveiled in the Capitol Rotunda. Participants in the ceremony talked about her life and legacy, praising her as a trailblazer and an inspiration for those with disabilities. Each…

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    60th Anniversary of the Integration of the Armed Forces

    Following the invocation and the Presentation of the Colors, Congressional leaders and dignitaries commemorated President Truman’s executive order 60 years ago that marked the beginning of racial…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    Michael DeBakey was presented with the Congressional Gold Medal in the Capitol Rotunda. Dr. DeBakey was an international medical statesman, innovator and educator best known for his…

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    Iraq War Congressional Remembrance Ceremony

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Republican Leader John Boehner, and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell joined together to honor the five years of…

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