Presidential Medal of Honor

March 5, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Black D-Day Hero’s Widow Fights for His Medal of Honor

Joann Woodson spent years investigating contributions black residents made in Clarksburg’s development since the 1800s. Because of her research as president for the Clarksburg Historical Society, two new elementary schools were named after her ancestors: Snowden Farm Elementary School and Wilson Wims Elementary School. Through her work with Clarksburg Historical Society, Woodson, a lifelong resident […]

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November 25, 2015 | Staff Writer

Mikulski Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom at White House (VIDEO)

President Barack Obama presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski and 16 others at a ceremony November 24th at the White House. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is described as the nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of […]

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November 17, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Mikulski Named One of 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients

Retiring U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski is one of 17 people who will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom next week at a ceremony at the White House. “I am honored and humbled to be recognized by President Obama with the Presidential Medal of Freedom,” said Mikulski in a statement released by her office. “To […]

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