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Presidential Citizens Medal

Why Are There No Medals for Teachers?

William H. Harwood | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
William H. Harwood

In the wake of Sandy Hook, the nation was confronted with the long overdue question of gun safety and individual liberty. But there is another long overdue question. Why are there no medals for teachers?

Harris Wofford: Celebrating a Beacon of Citizen Service

Wendy Spencer | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

The Presidential Citizens Medal, the nation's second-highest civilian honor, recognizes American citizens who have performed exemplary deeds of service for their country or their fellow citizens. Sen. Harris Wofford will be honored along with other recipients at a White House ceremony on Friday, Feb. 15.

Two Extraordinary Latinas Will Be Awarded

VOXXI | Rocio Gonzalez | Posted 02.09.2013 | Latino Voices

The White House announced today that, on Friday, President Barack Obama will present the 2012 Citizens Medal to 18 Americans, including two Latinas—...

Presidential Citizens Medal Accepts Nominations For First Time Ever

Posted 04.17.2012 | Impact

For over 40 years, powerful leaders and everyday Americans alike have been recognized for their outstanding acts of service. That recognition, the ...

SLIDESHOW: The Top 11 Heroes Of 2011

The Huffington Post | By Emily Heinz | Posted 12.08.2011 | Impact

When it comes to the tragedies that defined this year -- from Jared Loughner's shooting rampage to the tornadoes that ravaged Joplin -- the stories of...

SLIDESHOW: The Full List Of 2011 Presidential Citizens Medal Winners

Posted 12.21.2011 | Impact

Among those awarded by President Obama for their commitment to service were an LGBT activists, an environmentalist and a woman honored posthumously fo...

Andrea Stone

Hard Hit By Recession, Presidential Citizens Medal Winner's Organization Is In Need Of Cash | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.11.2011 | Impact

UPDATE 7/14/2011: Two days after The Huffington Post reported on financial problems at a social service center run by Presidential Citizens Medal win...

The 2010 Presidential Citizens Medal: See All The Winners! (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

President Obama honored 13 Americans on Wednesday with the Presidential Citizens medal, awarded every year to individuals who have "performed exemplar...

Obama Honors 'Angel In Queens' With Presidential Citizens Medal For Feeding Unemployed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

On Wednesday, former CNN Hero Jorge Muñoz was honored by President Obama with the Presidential Citizens Medal at a ceremony at the White House. The m...

Q & A: Actor Gary Sinise Helps "Brothers At War" And Grapples With The Iraq War's Effect on A Family

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Sinise: "It's a look at military families and military life, the Iraq war and the integrity of the people that I know that are serving that; I responded to positively and wanted to support that."