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Simone Biles receive Medals of Freedom from President Biden

Photo Source: Facebook Page / Simone Biles

The Medal of Freedom was presented on July 7 by President Joe Biden to 16 individuals, including Olympian Simone Biles and former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).

When Biles competed in the Olympics, he exhibited "unmatched determination." Giffords, who was shot during a mass shooting in Tuscon in 2011, has helped bring about gun safety legislation like the bill passed by bipartisan majorities in both congressional chambers and “is one of the most courageous people I have ever known,” the president added.

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lindsay, who was the first American to receive the vaccine outside of clinical trials, "poured her heart into helping patients" and keeping colleagues safe.

8 July 2022


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