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Presidential Medal Of Freedom: The Latest Architecture and News

Frank Gehry and Maya Lin Awarded Obama's Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Obama has named architects Frank Gehry and Maya Lin among the 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor. Established in its current decoration in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy, the award is presented to “individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.”