Bruce Springsteen Will Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Here is the press release:

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama named 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. The awards will be presented at the White House on November 22nd.

President Obama said, “The Presidential Medal of Freedom is not just our nation’s highest civilian honor – it’s a tribute to the idea that all of us, no matter where we come from, have the opportunity to change this country for the better.  From scientists, philanthropists, and public servants to activists, athletes, and artists, these 21 individuals have helped push America forward, inspiring millions of people around the world along the way.”

This event will be streamed live at: www.whitehouse.gov/live.

In addition to the Boss, the other winners are:

Kareem Abdul Jabbar

Elouise Cabell

Ellen DeGeneres

Robert De Niro

Richard Garwin

Bill and Melinda Gates

Frank Gehry

Margaret H. Hamilton

Tom Hanks

Grace Hopper

Michael Jordan

Maya Lin

Lorne Michaels

Newt Minow

Eduardo Padron

Robert Redford

Diana Ross

Vin Scully

Cicely Tyson