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Stan Musial

February 15, 2011 by staff 

Stan Musial, Obama has allowed the former St. Louis Cardinal Stan Musial at the White House on Tuesday to award him the Presidential Metal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor. In his speech, Obama said, “Stan matched his stirring with humility. He retired with 17 records – even as he missed a season in his first serve his country in the Navy. He was the first player to do – this is – and 100,000. Even more shocking, he requested a pay cut when he did not conduct its own expectations. “

“Stan is, to date, an icon, unblemished, a pillar of the beloved community, a man you want your children to emulate.” I hope I gave you [baseball] almost as much as I ‘ I received it, “Stan wrote in his memoirs, he hit the park again,” said the president. U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill attended the ceremony Tuesday morning in the East Room, and praised the work Musial on and off the baseball field.

“Today the President has recognized a true American hero who dedicated his community and his country before himself. Stan Musial is not only the greatest Cardinal to play the game, but a great philanthropist who used her fame to help others in need. It was a really moving to see him receive an award that Missourians both campaigned on his behalf, “said McCaskill.

(CNN) – Today, the President gave 15 people the Presidential Medal of Freedom for their contributions to society. At a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Obama said it was one of the events as he describes, most, he looks forward to every year.

Maybe it’s because the lead facilitator to come to try humor.

Not more than a few seconds in his speech, Obama had the crowd laughing when he welcomed the audience and guests at the White House. “Some of you have been here,” he impassive, no more than a few feet laureate and former President George HW Bush.

The White House provided transcripts of the event, the president received about two dozen laughs in the case of nearly an hour. “Now you see why I love this day,” the president said at the conclusion of the event.

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