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Oprah Winfrey Among 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Honorees

Oprah is awarded 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Oprah Winfrey has added another honor to the long list she already holds. In a ceremony at the White House on Wednesday, Nov. 20, President Barack Obama  added Oprah Winfrey and 15 others to the  list of recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The group included sports champions and scientists, musicians and civil rights leaders, activists and journalists, media moguls and public servants.

The Presidential Medal of Freedom, established 50 years ago by President John F. Kennedy, is the nation’s highest civilian honor. The medal has been presented to more than 500 individuals who have made especially “meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.

Presidential Medal of Freedom was awarded to 16 individuals at the White House.“These are the men and women who in their extraordinary lives remind us all of the beauty of the human spirit, the values that define us as Americans, the potential that lives inside of all of us,” President Obama said in a statement released by the White House.

 

Sarah Hearn
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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of PositivelyGospel.com. Sarah founded the site to serve as a positive platform for gospel music news, to share all of the good things happening within the Gospel and Christian music industry. In 2017, the site was named one of the Top 50 Gospel and Christian Music websites. An ordained minister of the Gospel, Sarah has done missions work in Kenya, India, Haiti, Nicaragua and other nations, as well as locally and throughout the United States.

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