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McCain to be Awarded Liberty Medal

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By    |   Thursday, 06 Jul 2017 01:08 PM

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will be awarded the National Constitution Center's Liberty Medal for a "lifetime of sacrifice and service."

"It has been my greatest privilege in life to swear an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, beginning with my enlistment in the Navy and continuing through my service in the United States Senate," said McCain, who spent time as a Vietnamese prisoner of war.

His comments came in a statement released by the National Constitution Center and were reported by the Washington Examiner.

He added: "Each time I have raised my right hand, I do so with enormous weight of the people who elected me to serve. I'm grateful to the National Constitution Center for this recognition, and am humbled to join the ranks of so many past Liberty Medal recipients I greatly admire."

The medal will be awarded on Oct. 16 during a ceremony in Philadelphia by former Vice President Joe Biden.

"John epitomizes statesmanship," Biden said. "It will truly be an honor to award the Liberty Medal — my first as Chair of the National Constitution Center's Board of Trustees — to my very good friend, John McCain."

McCain has been in Congress for nearly 35 years and also served for 22 years in the Navy, The Hill noted.

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