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The Liberty Medal at the
National Constitution Center

Annual award recognizing those who strive for liberty

The Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center

The Liberty Medal is awarded by the National Constitution Center to individuals who strive to secure liberty for people all over the world. Credit: J. Smith for Visit Philadelphia

Description

Date:
October 16, 2017

Overview

Established in 1998 to commemorate the bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution, the Liberty Medal is awarded by the National Constitution Center to individuals who strive to secure liberty for people all over the world. Recipients include men, women and organizations responsible for shaping and guiding the world.

This year’s recipient is U.S. Senator John McCain, who will be celebrated at a ceremony and gala.

Since the Liberty Medal’s implementation in 1989 leaders such as President Jimmy Carter, Thurgood Marshall, Kofi Annan, Hilary Clinton, Malala Yousafzai and the the 14th Dalai Lama have received the award.

The ceremony will take place at the National Constitution Center on Independence Mall in Philadelphia’s Historic District. The event will be broadcast live on television on 6abc.

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