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2002 Liberty Medal Recipient

"Among the leaders who are in the forefront of supporting human liberties, and those who have earned respect for their courage and resoluteness in upholding rights held dear by Americans throughout their careers, Colin Powell is a giant."
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"As Abraham Lincoln said in 1861 on this very spot as he was on his way to Washington for his inauguration, ‘Liberty was given not alone to the people of this country, but to the world, and for all time…’ And so since 1776, we Americans have known what we value and what we stand for: human liberty and the rights of humankind." ...more
U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell
Liberty Medal acceptance speech, July 4, 2002

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