An Excerpt from the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award Ceremony

November 27, 2015

For those of you who weren't able to see the live feed on November 24, 2015 here is an excerpt of the Presidential Medal of Freedom award ceremony, featuring President Obama's comments about Minoru Yasui.

 

 

On November 24, 2015, President Obama posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Minoru Yasui. The medal was received by Min's daughter, Laurie Yasui. The president said of Yasui, "Today Min's legacy has never been more important. It is a call to our national conscience, a reminder of our enduring obligation to be the land of the free, and the home of the brave, an America worthy of his sacrifices."

 

 

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