Hilary Clinton gets Liberty Medal
Posted in the Minneapolis Forum
#1 Jun 27, 2013
Hillary Rodham Clinton will receive the 2013 Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
Jeb Bush, the chairman of the Constitution Center, will present the award to Clinton at a ceremony scheduled for Sept. 10.
Both Clinton and Bush are potential contenders in the 2016 presidential elections, for opposing parties. But in a statement, the GOP's Bush only accentuated the positive.
Former Secretary Clinton has dedicated her life to serving and engaging people across the world in democracy, said Bush, the Republican former Governor of Florida, son of a former president and brother of another.These efforts as a citizen, an activist, and a leader have earned Secretary Clinton this years Liberty Medal.
The Liberty Medal was established in 1988 to commemorate the bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution. Previous recipients include former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, U2 frontman Bono, filmmaker Steven Spielberg and Nelson Mandela.
The complete list of honorees:
2012 - Muhammad Ali
2011 - Robert Gates
2010 - Tony Blair
2009 - Steven Spielberg
2008 - Mikhail Gorbachev
2007 - Bono & DATA
2006 - George H.W. Bush & William J. Clinton
2005 - Viktor Yushchenko
2004 - Hamid Karzai
2003 - Sandra Day O'Connor
2002 - Colin Powell
2001 - Kofi Annan
2000 - James Watson & Francis Crick
1999 - Kim Dae-jung
1998 - George Mitchell
1997 - CNN International
1996 - King Hussein & Shimon Peres
1995 - Sadako Ogata
1994- Vaclav Havel
1993 - Nelson Mandela & F.W. de Klerk
1992 - Thurgood Marshall
1991 - Médecins Sans Frontières & Oscar Arias
1990 - Jimmy Carter
1989 - Lech Walesa
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