2016-11-22 White House, Washington, DC

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Bruce is presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a ceremony and reception in the East Room of the White House. The award is bestowed by the President and is the highest civilian award of the United States. It recognizes those individuals who have made "an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors." Springsteen is one of 21 individuals to receive the medal in 2016, from a variety of categories including science, sports and entertainment. Among them are Tom Hanks, Robert DeNiro, Ellen DeGeneres, Michael Jordan, Bill and Melinda Gates, architect Frank Gehry, NASA computer scientist Margaret H. Hamilton, and Maya Lin.



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