President Barack Obama will award Stan Musial the Presidential Medal of Freedom on February 15 in a ceremony scheduled for 12:30pm CST in the East Room of the White House. Fans can watch the live presentation on the web at http://www.whitehouse.gov/.
Stan “The Man” Musial will be one of fifteen recipients along with Boston Celtics’ great Bill Russell, President George H.W. Bush, Chancellor Angela Merkel, Congressman John Lewis, John H. Adams, Maya Angelou, Warren Buffett, Jasper Johns, Gerda Weissmann Klein, Dr. Tom Little, Yo-Yo Ma, Sylvia Mendez, Jean Kennedy Smith and John J. Sweeney.
The Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor and bestowed to individuals who have made especially 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. Though individuals may be honored for singular acts of momentous import, it is generally offered for a lifetime of service or at the conclusion of a distinguished career.