Each year President Obama honors a handful of extraordinary Americans with the Citizens Medal, one of our nation’s highest civilian honors. The Citizens Medal recognizes Americans for exemplary deeds of service outside of their regular jobs — people who feed the needy, who take care of our veterans, or who support our children.
Is there someone in your life who deserves to be recognized by President Obama?
Some of the nominees from last year included:
- Mary Jo Copeland has offered a safety net for Minneapolis families since 1985 — offering food, clothing, shelter, and medical assistance to the needy.
- Adam Burke, an Iraq combat veteran, runs “Veterans Farm,” a 19-acre, handicap-accessible farm that helps returning veterans.
- Janice Jackson founded a Baltimore nonprofit to serve women with varying degrees of disabilities.
The deadline for nominations is March 31 at http://www.whitehouse.gov/citizensmedal/submit-a-nomination