Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Bush to Award Xavier Pres. Medal of Freedom
Norman C. Francis, President of Xavier University of Louisiana for nearly 40 years, has been tabbed by Preisdent Bush to receive the Presidential Medel of Freedom. The award will be presented at a White House ceremoney on December 15, 2006.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation's highest civil award, was established by Executive Order 11085 in 1963, the Medal may be awarded by the President "to any person who has made an especially meritorious contribution to (1) the security or national interests of the United States, or (2) world peace, or (3) cultural or other significant public or private endeavors."
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