Biden to present George W. Bush, Laura Bush with Liberty Medal
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden campaign cancels fundraiser with Mueller prosecutor Twitter joins Democrats to boost mail-in voting — here's why The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - George Floyd's death sparks protests, National Guard activation 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.

The medal was first administered in 2006 to former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonTop Democratic pollster advised Biden campaign to pick Warren as VP How Obama just endorsed Trump Trump, Biden signal how ugly the campaign will be 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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