Obama Named Recipient of JFK Profile in Courage Award

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Barack Obama has a long history of well…making history. And as of Thursday, he became the proud recipient of the John F. Kennedy “Profile in Courage” award.

According to CNN, the John F. Kennedy Foundation said it recognized Obama for “expanding health security for millions of Americans, restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba and leading a landmark international accord to combat climate change.”

The award was created in 1989. It is given to a public official or group of public servants from any level of government annually “whose actions demonstrate the qualities of politically courageous leadership in the spirit of ‘Profiles in Courage,’ President Kennedy’s 1957 Pulitzer prize-winning book.”

“Our country owes a debt of gratitude to President Obama, not just for the many important policy achievements made during his tenure but also for the example of leadership he provided all of us, which we may draw upon in the years to come,” Jack Schlossberg, the son of JFK’s daughter, Caroline Kennedy, said in a statement.

Obama, who will join past presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush in receiving the award, will be honored during a ceremony in May.

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