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Presidential Medal of Freedom

Joint-highest civilian award of the United States, bestowed by the President

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The Presidential Medal of Freedom is an award bestowed by the president of the United States. The Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal are the highest civilian awards of the United States. The presidential medal seeks to recognize those people who have made "an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors". The award is not limited to U.S. citizens and, while it is a civilian award, it can also be awarded to military personnel and worn on the uniform.

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Mr. Trump bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Mariano Rivera, a member of five Yankees championship teams who is widely considered the best relief..
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With Bob Cousy being awarded the honor in 2019, 34 athletes have been given the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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President Trump honored baseball Hall-of-Famer Mariano Rivera with the Medal of Freedom in a White House ceremony. The president called the former Yankees..
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President Donald Trump presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to baseball Hall-of-Famer Mariano Rivera. (Sept. 16)
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The MLB All Star became the first player unanimously voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame​ this summer
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