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Joe Biden broke down in tears as Barack Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a surprise farewell ceremony. It is the highest civilian honour, in a surprise tribute at the White House. Biden became the fourth person in US history to receive the award.

Joe Biden, Barack Obama awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Joe Biden, Barack Obama Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Joe Biden, Barack Obama awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

About Joe Biden

  • Joseph Robinette “Joe” Biden Jr. is an American politician who is the 47th and current Vice President of the United States.
  • Represented Delaware for 36 years in the U. S. Senate before becoming the Vice President of the United States.
  • Born: November 20, 1942 (age 74) Scranton, Pennsylvania, U. S.
  • Political party: Democratic
  • Education: University of Delaware, Newark (BA)

About Presidential Medal of Freedom

  • It recognizes those people who have made “an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the USA, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors”.
  • The award is not only to US citizens but is a civilian award and can be awarded to military personnel as well.
  • The medal may award to an individual more than once.
  • The badge of the Presidential Medal of Freedom is in the form of a golden star with white enamel, with a red enamel pentagon behind it; the central disc bears thirteen gold stars on a blue enamel background (taken from the Great Seal of USA) within a golden ring. Golden American bald eagles with spread wings stand between the points of the star. It could wear around the neck on a blue ribbon with white edge stripes.
Medal& accoutrements miniature, and lapel badge

Medal& Accoutrements Miniature, and Lapel Badge

Medal& accoutrements miniature, and lapel badge

- Published/Last Modified on: March 17, 2017

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