Medal of Freedom

Toni Morrison

Bob Dylan

Madeleine Albright

John Glenn

John Paul Stevens

Dolores Huerta

Pat Summitt

John Doar

William Foege

34 Responses to “Medal of Freedom”

  1. 1 0388jojothecat
    May 29, 2012 at 5:26 pm


  2. 9 prettyfoot58
    May 29, 2012 at 5:27 pm


  3. 11 overseasgranny
    May 29, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Foege IS one of the tallest men in the world. PBO is stretching up there.

  4. 14 theo67
    May 29, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Madeleine Albright and Toni Morrison look good! I was a little surprised that Bob Dylan actually showed up, since he opposes government/authority, etc. – he must like President Obama. And I love the wink at the end – I can’t wait to watch this when I get home tonight!

    • 15 isonprize
      May 29, 2012 at 6:51 pm

      I’m so glad that Bob Dylan attended to receive his Medal of Freedom. He’s crotchety, but I agree with you. I think he likes PBO, and certainly respects him.

  5. 16 vcprezofan2
    May 29, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Not first, but happy to be in the lineup. Congrats Jojo!

  6. 17 Carol
    May 29, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Who’s the last guy? the winker///

  7. 20 daisydem
    May 29, 2012 at 5:47 pm


  8. 21 4morefor44
    May 29, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Too cool to see Dylan up there! One of my favorite renditions of one of my favorite songs from Mr. Dylan:

  9. 22 meabloom
    May 29, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Hi TOD Fam!
    Lovely photos. Especially the first one.
    Look at the goodies I came across…

  10. 23 desertflower
    May 29, 2012 at 6:15 pm


    Astrologers Say Celestial Charts Favor Obama Over Romney

    If you believe in this sort of thing…………

  11. 27 desertflower
    May 29, 2012 at 6:21 pm


    Read, read, read and study….we need to be asking these questions of those people that think a better way is to support Romney…..or ANY Republican, for that matter!

    1) Do you support eliminating the child tax credit?

    2) Do you support eliminating the deduction for mortgage interest?

    3) Do you support eliminating the National Weather Service and all of NOAA?

    4) Do you support eliminating Pell Grants and student loans?

    5) Do you support ending all federal spending on highways, air traffic control, and other forms of transportation?

    6) Do you support shutting down FEMA?

    7) Do you support shutting down federal prisons, the FBI, and other federal law enforcement agencies?

    8) Do you support ending all foreign aid — including Israel?

    9) Do you support eliminating NASA?

    10) Do you support eliminating the FDA and all food safety inspections?

    I’m thinking that clean air and water need to be in there somewhere, too….

    • 28 theo67
      May 29, 2012 at 6:55 pm

      A lot of people don’t know what these agencies do. We have to get very specific about the example so they can relate it to their own lives. And I think we also need to know Romney and the GOP’s record on all these things. How have they voted in the last three years, and in the past. What promises did they make during the primaries. Who’s funding their campaign(s) and what are they interested in? People tend to find a way to justify the abstract. But when the student whose pell grant is being taken away is that 15 year old in their family who’s getting ready to think about, or a company chooses not to open a plant int their town because of lack of infrastructure to get good to and from that town to the market – people start to see the connections.

  12. 29 Lorraine
    May 29, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    I love Pat Summitt. I love John Glenn, too.

  13. 31 ber6964
    May 29, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Love You Chips …I was waiting for this one. Thanks Bunches!

  14. 32 isonprize
    May 29, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    h/t Pragmatic Obots Unite (about 38 minute video)

    Presidential Medal of Freedom Award Ceremony
    Washington, DC
    Tuesday, May 29, 2012

    President Obama participated in an event honoring the 13 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in an East Room ceremony at the White House.

    The Medal of Freedom is America’s highest civilian honor and recognizes exceptional meritorious service. It was created in 1963 by Former President John F. Kennedy through an Executive Order.


  15. 33 nathkatun7
    May 29, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    What an impressive group of accomplished people receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom! I was actually surprised about John Glenn because I assumed that he might have gotten the medal of freedom a long time ago. I am so happy that one of my favorite writers, Toni Morrison, received the Medal of Freedom. I’ve read all her books!

  16. 34 vitaminlover
    May 29, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    This is a really nice group of Medal of Freedom recipients I must say!

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