November 17th, 2010
07:09 PM ET
12 years ago

TRENDING: President George H.W. Bush to receive highest civilian honor

Washington (CNN) -  Former President George H.W. Bush is one of 15 individuals who will receive America's highest civilian honor early next year, the White House announced Wednesday.

Bush will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which 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," according to a White House statement.

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  1. L

    He deserves it in many ways, but... We should not be giving awards to ex-presidents. It feels too self-serving.

    I'd rather see it go to ordinary people who have given extraordinary service.

    November 17, 2010 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |