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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The National Constitution Center has announced who will be presenting former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura Bush with the 30th Annual Liberty Medal.
Former Vice President Joe Biden will present them with the honor.READ MORE: Philadelphia Students Finding Comfort In Rec Centers Again Amid Gun Violence Epidemic
“Our democracy depends upon the embrace of high ideals and civic responsibility, and there’s no finer example of citizenship than our veterans,” former President Bush said in a statement. “Laura and I are honored to dedicate this award from the National Constitution Center to the men and women who have defended and upheld the rights and freedoms enshrined in our Constitution.”
They’re being recognized for their efforts and commitment in assisting our veterans.READ MORE: 'I Thought I Was Done': Residents Of Trevose Mobile Home Park Pick Up The Pieces After EF-3 Tornado
“On Veterans Day, and every day, we recognize the selfless men and women who volunteer to defend our freedoms,” said Laura Bush. “We are grateful to our veterans and their caregivers for giving our nation tremendous strength.”
Biden also presented last year’s recipient, Sen. John McCain, with the honor.MORE NEWS: Pirates' Crowe, 2 Relievers 1-Hit Phillies, End 4-Game Skid
The Liberty Medal ceremony will be held on Veterans Day, Nov. 11 at 5 p.m. in Philadelphia.