Who should get a medal of freedom?

By Alex Veeneman on May 29, 2012

President Obama awarding Maya Angelou the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2010.
(Photo courtesy of the federal government)

The singer Bob Dylan and the author Toni Morrison were some of the recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom this year. The honorees were presented with the medals May 29 at the White House.

“These extraordinary honorees come from different backgrounds and different walks of life, but each of them has made a lasting contribution to the life of our Nation,” Obama said when he announced the recipients last month. “They’ve challenged us, they’ve inspired us, and they’ve made the world a better place. I look forward to recognizing them with this award.”

What do you think? Who should earn a Presidential Medal of Freedom?

Join in the conversation. Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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