Bob Dylan received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from president Barack Obama during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday, May 29.
Obama added a brief speech to commemorate the event:
"By the time he was 23, Bob's voice, with its weight, its unique, gravelly power was redefining not just what music sounded like, but the message it carried and how it made people feel . . . All these years later, he's still chasing that sound, still searching for a little bit of truth. And I have to say that I am a really big fan."
Dylan joined fellow honorees author Toni Morrison, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, astronaut John Glenn and former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens in receiving the medal.
The Medal is the highest honor an American civilian may receive.
by RTT Staff Writer
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