16 people receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom this year.
A pioneer, a preacher, an activist and an athlete are among 16 people who President Obama will honor Wednesday with the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the nation’s highest civilian honor.
The recipients, said the White House, were chosen for their relentless breaking of barriers and for setting “a standard to which we all should strive.”
The annual award was created after World War II when President Harry Truman wanted to honor civilian service during the war.
Not that I greatly mind. Far from it. The President wants to give Desmond Tutu, a South African who’s done pretty much nothing significant for the United States the highest civilian award possible, have at it.
Just explain to me why only 6 people have received the Medal of Honor for actions in combat in the past EIGHT YEARS.
We don’t have them.