Obama awards Biden with Presidential Medal Of FreedomAround the Nation, Breaking News, Top Highlights Thursday, January 12th, 2017
WASHINGTON ― Today, President Barack Obama awarded Vice President Joe Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, during a surprise event at the White House paying tribute to him.
The Huffington Post reports that Obama hailed Biden as “the best vice president America has ever had” and “a lion of American history.” When concluding his remarks, he surprised Biden by announcing the honor, a medal of freedom with distinction, a special version of the medal that has only been awarded to three other people: Pope John Paul II, former President Ronald Reagan and former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Obama said.
Watch the Huffington Post video above.
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