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Published: 5/30/2012

Bob Dylan Awarded Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Congratulations to Bob Dylan on being awarded the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, at ceremonies held in the nation’s Capitol.  President Barack Obama bestowed awards on 13 people from various walks of life, citing their contribution to making the world better for all humanity.  "There's not a bigger giant in the history of American music," remarked President Obama in his presentation to Dylan.

The medal is awarded to those who make extraordinary contributions to world peace, national interest and security or other cultural endeavors. It was established in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy.