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U.S. Senator John McCain Receives 2017 Liberty Medal

On Monday, October 16, the National Constitution Center hosted a ceremony to honor U.S. Senator John McCain with the 2017 Liberty Medal for his years of service and dedication to The United States. We were honored to witness as former Vice President Joe Biden presented his longtime friend with the deserving award. McCain proceeded to deliver a light-hearted and meaningful speech mentioning “what a privilege it is to serve this big, boisterous, brawling, intemperate, striving, daring, beautiful, bountiful, brave, magnificent country.”

Heartfelt remarks came from National Constitution Center President, Jeffrey Rosen; President of University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Amy Gutmann; and Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz. The event also included moving clips from colleagues and family. Others who have received this honor include Hillary Clinton, Nelson Mandela, Supreme Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and many more.


See these upcoming events at the National Constitution Center in October:


Bob Schieffer: Finding Truth In Today’s Deluge of News
Date: Tuesday, October 17
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Seating for the live event is at capacity. Simulcast tickets ($5) available.

Khizr Khan: An American Family
Date: Wednesday, October 25
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Free for 1787 Society Members, $20 Members, teachers & students, $28 Non-Members. A copy of the book is included with each ticket.

Boy Scout & Cub Scout Day
Date: Saturday, October 28
Time: 8 a.m – 6 p.m.

Tickets for Scouts are $14 and adults are $12.

Edward Ayers: The Civil War and Emancipation In The Heart Of America
Date: Monday, October 30
Time: 12  – 1 p.m.

Tickets are free for members, $5 for teachers & students, and $8 for non-members. For CLE credits, tickets are $35 for members and $40 for non-members.


Visit the NCC calendar for the complete list of events.


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