UPDATED: View The Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony Right Here

UPDATE: If you missed today’s Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony, which aired earlier this morning, have no fear. You can view the video right here.

Not only is it the 50th anniversary of the distinguished gathering, which was established by President Kennedy, but the honorees this year include: Oprah Winfrey, Sally Ride, Loretta Lynn, Ernie Banks, former President Bill Clinton, Dean Smith, and Gloria Steinem. This award is given to those, in the words of President Obama, who “have dedicated their own lives to enriching ours.”

Rosa Parks being honored with a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1996

Rosa Parks being honored with a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1996

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