Medal of Freedom Award Presentation President Bill Clinton presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award to eleven persons. Mark Udall accepted the medal for his father,… read more

Medal of Freedom Award Presentation President Bill Clinton presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award to eleven persons. Mark Udall accepted the medal for his father, former Senator Udall (D-AZ). The Medal is the highest civilian award in the U.S. The first lady and cabinet secretaries were present in the audience. President Clinton talked about the history of the Medal and its meaning and then described the accomplishments of each recipient, followed by the presentation of his or her medal.

Rosa Parks was unable to attend the ceremony. close

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Medal of Freedom Award Presentation

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Program ID:
74889-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Statement
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 9, 1996
Last Aired:
Sep 14, 1996

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  • Sep 09, 1996 | 7:22pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 10, 1996 | 2:46am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 14, 1996 | 11:45am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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