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Millard Fuller Awarded Medal of Freedom

Millard Fuller Awarded Medal of Freedom

September 9, 1996 - In a White House Ceremony on Monday September 9, 1996, President Clinton honored Millard Fuller with a Presidential Medal of Freedom . This award is the nation’s highest civilian honor and recognizes individuals that have made major contributions to the United States and to their own communities. According to President Clinton, the award was first given by President Truman to honors those who fought in World War II. President Kennedy expanded the award to include the contributions of citizens to all facets of America life.

During the recent presentation ceremony President Clinton said, “I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that Millard Fuller has literally revolutionized the concept of philanthropy.”

Award recipients along with Millard Fuller included Joseph Cardinal Bernadin, James Brady, David Hamburg, John H. Johnson, Eugene Lang, Jan Nowak-Jezioranski, Antonia Pantoja, Rosa Parks, Ginetta Sagan and Morris Udall.