Former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin (R) announced her daughter Bristol's May 23 wedding to Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer "will not be held." In a Facebook post Monday, Palin said friends and...Show More Summary
An online petition has been started by the family of Yogi Berra to convince President Obama to award the New York Yankees legend the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom, reports CBS St. Louis. Since going live on May 9, it's amassed 15,000 signatures; it needs 100,000 to get...
The First “Power Couple” of 2015 Now Available PHILADELPHIA •P• The 2015 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set™ – Harry S. Truman includes an uncirculated Harry S. Truman Presidential $1 Coin and the Bess Truman bronze medal, bearing a likeness of the First Spouse Gold Coin. The coin and medal […]
Toni Morrison is clear about her mission. …Morrison turned 84 in February. Her many literary laurels include a Pulitzer in 1988 for Beloved, a Nobel in 1993, and, in 2012, the presidential medal of freedom, from her friend Barack Obama… Most writers claim to abhor labels but Morrison has always welcomed the term “black writer”. [...]
Megan McQuillen contributes the third essay in a series of four guest blog posts written by the students in my Exhibition Development and Design class at Walsh University. This semester my students are learning about the elements and principles museums employ in creating successful exhibits and valuable visitor experiences. Show More Summary
Toni Morrison is, inarguably, the greatest living writer of our time. She has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the American Book Award, a Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Book Critics Circle Lifetime Achievement Award. She is also the last American to have won the Nobel Prize. Show More Summary
Daughter of former vice presidential candidate to marry U.S. Medal of Honor recipient.
A.J. Foyt at the Motor Trend 500 in 1969. All images courtesy Ford Motorsports History. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly where the paths of racing greats A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti crossed for the first time, but it was the 1967 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans that first saw the men go […]
President Barack Obama added his tribute to the many who honored Dean Smith, the legendary former North Carolina coach who died Saturday night at the age of 83. Obama, who had presented Smith’s family with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in the fall of 2013, praised Smith, as so many others did, for his contributions […]
CHARLIE SIFFORD, THE MAN WHO BROKE the color barrier on the PGA Tour in the 1960s and recently received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, died on Tuesday night. He was 92. "I just wanted to play, and they couldn’t stop me, that’s all," Sifford said a few years ago. Show More Summary
While he has been bestowed endless awards--nine Grammys, a presidential Medal of the Arts, enshrined in the Rock Hall of Fame--and has sold over 72 million records, m: Herb Alpert is a trumpet player at heart and an artist in his soul. What emanates from that trumpet and its player's mind...
So soon after the World Golf Hall of Famer received the Presidential Medal of Freedom
The Chicago Cubs confirmed Friday night that Hall of Famer Ernie Banks has died at the age of 83, eliciting an outpour of appreciation for the Cubs legend. Banks, who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013, would’ve turned 84 on Jan. 31. “Words cannot express how important Ernie Banks will always be to the Chicago […]
Ms. Charren, whose work ultimately led to the Children’s Television Act, received a Peabody Award for public service and, later, a Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Peggy Charren, a children’s TV advocate who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her role in bringing monumental changes to programming for young viewers, died Thursday at her home in the Boston suburb of Dedham. She was 86. Show More Summary
Commemorate a presidency of unrivaled legacy with this unique product that includes an uncirculated quality Franklin D. Roosevelt $1 Coin and an Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Bronze Medal bearing a likeness of the First Spouse Gold Coin. The coin and medal are held in a durable plastic card enhanced with beautiful representations of the President’s and […]
This unique coin and medal set includes an uncirculated quality Herbert Hoover $1 Coin and a Lou Hoover Bronze Medal bearing a likeness of the First Spouse Gold Coin. The coin and medal are held in a durable plastic card enhanced with beautiful representations of the President’s and first spouse’s portraits, with issuance information […]
Victims of the Fort Hood shooting rampage of Major Nidal Hasan are just a presidential signature away from being eligible to receive the award of the Purple Heart for injuries or deaths sustained in the attack. A provision for awarding...Show More Summary
To the editor: Much to my dismay, the article omitted mention of Edward Roybal as one of the 18 people awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama on Monday. ("Medal of Freedom awarded to Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder, others," Nov. 24)
With President Barack Obama giddily professing his love for Meryl Streep as he fastened the Presidential Medal of Freedom around the famous actress's neck, we wondered what other perks of office this president enjoys.