mocThe Presidential Medal of Freedom is one of the highest civilian award in the United States, bestowed by the President of the United States.

The Presidential Medal of Freedom recognizes individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the security or interests of the United States. Any US citizen can be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (even military personnel).

Established in 1963, the Presidential Medal of Freedom replaced the 1945 Medal of Freedom established by President Harry S. Truman.