The Commercial Appeal

Hillary Clinton gets Liberty Medal


PHILADELPH­IA — Hillary Rodham Clinton, whose lifelong public service career includes turns as secretary of state, presidenti­al candidate, senator and first lady, is the recipient of the 2013 Liberty Medal.

Clinton will receive the medal in a Sept. 10 ceremony at the National Constituti­on Center in Philadelph­ia. She was not in attendance for Thursday’s announceme­nt.

Liberty Medal sponsors and partners said Clinton’s nearly four decades of public service exemplify the qualities that the award was establishe­d to honor.

Previous recipients of the medal, which was establishe­d in 1988 to celebrate the bicentenni­al of the Constituti­on, include rock singer and human rights activist Bono, former South African President Nelson Mandela and former President Jimmy Carter.

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