One year since Obama surprised Vice President Joe Biden with Presidential Medal of Freedom

  • Daniel Orton
    By Daniel Orton

One year ago today, President Barack Obama surprised his vice president Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor. It was an emotional moment for both men. Biden is only the third vice president to receive the medal, and the first to receive it 'with distinction'. Bestowing the award was one of Obama's final acts as president.

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