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50 Years Since JFK and the Medal of Freedom

Updated: Thursday, November 21 2013, 04:05 PM CST

President Obama laying a wreath at the gravesite of former President John F. Kennedy. This week marks 50 years since the assassination of JFK.

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The Medal of Freedom is known as the highest civilian honor. President Obama recognized the achievements of a diverse group of Americans during a ceremony at the White House. The President awarded the high honor to 16 recipients. Their contributions ranging from national interests to world peace to significant cultural endeavors.

50 Years Since JFK and the Medal of Freedom


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