Bush to award Rep. Lantos with posthumous Medal of Freedom

Posted on

"Bush to award Rep. Lantos with posthumous Medal of Freedom"

President Bush announced today he would award the late Rep. Tom Lantos (D-CA) with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civil honor. Lantos, who served 27 years in the House and “devoted himself to securing liberty for oppressed people around the world,” died from cancer on Feb. 11. His family will accept the award on his behalf at a June 19 ceremony.


« »

By clicking and submitting a comment I acknowledge the ThinkProgress Privacy Policy and agree to the ThinkProgress Terms of Use. I understand that my comments are also being governed by Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, or Hotmail’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policies as applicable, which can be found here.