President Barack Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Linnea Smith, wife of former University of North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith, in the East Room at the White House on Nov. 20, 2013, in Washington. Dean Smith was awarded the medal but could not attend the event due to illness. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.
President Barack Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Linnea Smith, wife of former University of North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith, in the East Room at the White House on Nov. 20, 2013, in Washington. Dean Smith was awarded the medal but could not attend the event due to illness. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. GETTY
President Barack Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Linnea Smith, wife of former University of North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith, in the East Room at the White House on Nov. 20, 2013, in Washington. Dean Smith was awarded the medal but could not attend the event due to illness. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. GETTY

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November 20, 2013 02:31 PM

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