Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenNorth Korea conducts potential 6th missile test in a month Clyburn predicts Supreme Court contender J. Michelle Childs would get GOP votes Overnight Defense & National Security — US delivers written response to Russia MORE will award former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal for their “commitment to veterans,” the center announced Wednesday.
The medal is awarded annually "to men and women of courage and conviction who have strived to secure the blessings of liberty to people around the globe,” according to the center’s website.
Biden, the chair of the National Constitution Center's board of trustees, will present the award at a ceremony next month at the center's headquarters in Philadelphia.
BREAKING: Former VP @joebiden will present this year’s #LibertyMedal award to former President George W. Bush and former First Lady @laurawbush for their commitment to veterans.— National Constitution Center (@ConstitutionCtr) October 10, 2018
The ceremony will take place on #VeteransDay, November 11, in #Philadelphia: https://t.co/jnl1ouWrmk pic.twitter.com/KdcYhDHy31
The medal was first administered in 2006 to former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonBiden: A good coach knows when to change up the team Perdue proposes election police force in Georgia To boost economy and midterm outlook, Democrats must pass clean energy bill MORE for their bipartisan efforts to aid victims of natural disaster in Southeast Asia and the Gulf Coast.
Other recipients include former anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, education activist Malala Yousafzai and former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Seven recipients of the medal have subsequently won the Nobel Peace Prize.
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