Maison Blanche | « Presidential Medal of Freedom », le 4 juillet – Liste complète: Denzel Washington, Simone Biles parmi les récipiendaires

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Cet honneur est réservé aux personnes qui ont contribué de manière exemplaire à la prospérité, aux valeurs ou à la sécurité des États-Unis, à la paix dans le monde ou à d’autres entreprises sociétales publiques ou privées importantes.

Vendredi 1er juillet 2022 ((rezonodwes.com))–Le président Joe Biden remettra la médaille présidentielle de la liberté, connue comme la plus haute distinction civile du pays, à 17 personnes au total. La liste comprend des personnalités comme Denzel Washington, Simone Biles et Steve Jobs.

L’infirmière de la ville de New York Sandra Lindsay sera également honorée par Biden, a déclaré la Maison Blanche vendredi. Mme Lindsay a roulé sa manche en direct à la télévision en décembre 2020 pour recevoir la première injection du vaccin COVID-19 dans le pays.

Les personnes honorées par Biden comprennent des personnes vivantes et décédées de tous les horizons tels que l’éducation, l’athlétisme, la politique, l’armée, le divertissement et l’activisme pour les droits civils et la justice sociale.

Les médailles seront remises le lundi 4 juillet, à la Maison Blanche.

Biden lui-même est un récipiendaire de la médaille. Le président Barack Obama a honoré le service public de Biden en tant que sénateur et vice-président américain de longue date en lui décernant une médaille présidentielle de la liberté en janvier 2017, une semaine avant qu’ils ne quittent leurs fonctions.

La Maison-Blanche a déclaré que les personnes qui recevront ces médailles « ont surmonté des obstacles considérables pour accomplir des réalisations impressionnantes dans les arts et les sciences, ont consacré leur vie à défendre les plus vulnérables d’entre nous et ont agi avec bravoure pour susciter le changement dans leurs communautés, et à travers le monde, tout en ouvrant la voie aux générations à venir.« 

Cet honneur est réservé aux personnes qui ont contribué de manière exemplaire à la prospérité, aux valeurs ou à la sécurité des États-Unis, à la paix dans le monde ou à d’autres entreprises sociétales publiques ou privées importantes, a précisé la Maison Blanche.

Recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom: Full List

1. Simone Biles

Simone Biles has won 32 medals at the Olympic and World Championships, making her the most successful American gymnast in history. She is an outspoken advocate of causes close to her heart, such as the mental health of athletes, foster children, and sexual assault victims.

2. Sandra Lindsay

Lindsay became an advocate for the COVID-19 vaccinations after she received the first dose in the U.S.

3. John McCain

John McCain, who passed away after battling brain cancer in 2018, was held captive in Vietnam for five years while he served in the U.S Navy. He represented Arizona in both houses of Congress and was a Republican presidential nominee in 2008. Biden said that he was a “dear friend” and “a hero.”

4. Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington, a two-time Oscar winner is a renowned actor, director, and producer. In addition, he has received a Tony award, two Golden Globes, and the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a longtime spokesperson for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

5. Sister Simone Campbell

Campbell is a member of the Sister of Social Service and a former executive director of NETWORK, a Catholic social justice organization. She is an advocate for health care reform, economic justice, and overhauling of the U.S immigration system.

6. Julieta Garcia 

Julieta Garcia is a former president of the University of Texas at Brownsville. Garcia was the first Latina to become a college president, the White House said. She was named one of the nation’s best college presidents by Time magazine.

7. Gabrielle Gifford

A former U.S. House member from Arizona, the Democrat founded Giffords, an organization dedicated to ending gun violence. She suffered severe injuries after being shot in the head in Tucson during a constituent event in January 2011.

8. Fred Gray

Gray was one of the first Black legislators in Alabama following Reconstruction. He was a prominent civil rights attorney who represented Rosa Parks, the NAACP, and Martin Luther King Jr.

9. Steve Jobs

He was the co-founder, chief executive, and chair of Apple Inc., who passed away in 2011 after battling a rare form of pancreatic cancer. 

10. Father Alexander Karloutsos

Karloutsos is the assistant to Archbishop Demetrios of America. The White House said Karloutsos has counseled several U.S. presidents.

11. Khizr Khan

An immigrant from Pakistan, Khan’s Army officer son was killed in Iraq. He gained national prominence in 2016 when he spoke at the Democratic National Convention and came under fire from Donald Trump. 

12. Diane Nash

A founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Nash organized some of the most important 20th-century civil rights campaigns and worked with King.

13. Magan Rapinoe

The Olympic gold medalist and two-time Women’s World Cup soccer champion captains the OL Reign in the National Women’s Soccer League. She is a well-known advocate of racial justice, LGBTQI+ rights, and gender pay equality.

14. Alan Simpson

The former Wyoming senator has been a strong advocate of marriage equality, responsible governance, and campaign finance reform. He has also served with Biden. 

15. Richard Trumka

Trumka had been president of the 12.5 million-member AFL-CIO for more than a decade at the time of his August 2021 death. He was a past president of the United Mine Workers.

16. Wilma Vaught

One of the most decorated women in American military history and a brigadier general, Vaught has broken down gender barriers for women in the military as she rose through the ranks. When Vaught retired in 1985, she was one of only seven female generals in the Armed Forces.


17. Raúl Yzaguirre

Yzaguirre, an advocate of civil rights, served as the National Council of La Raza’s president and CEO for 30 years. Under Obama, he held the position of the American ambassador to the Dominican Republic.

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