This afternoon President Obama awarded the Medal of Freedom to 15 recipients. The following were recipients:
Warren Buffett, Yo Yo Ma, George H. W. Bush, Bill Russell, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Rep. John Lewis, John Adams, Maya Angelou, Jasper Johns, Gerda Weissmann Klein, Tom Little (posthumously) , Sylvia Mendez, Stan Musial, Jean Kennedy Smith, and John Sweeney
The awards ceremony was very touching. President Obama was magnanimous. The most touching mini speech was given for former President Bush, who was in attendance.