President Barack Obama and Joe Biden no doubt have an inseparable bond, which we could see in the farewell speech of Obama and the support of Biden throughout the Obama’s tenure as President.
On Thursday, Barack Obama surprised the Vice President, Joe Biden by awarding him the Nation’s Highest Civilian Honor, The Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White house.
Biden and the president had gathered for what the White House had described as a final tribute to the vice president.
The Event began with the heartfelt tribute from Obama to one of his closest friends and confidantes. As He finished his remarks, he asked one of his military aides to come to the stage.
“For the final time as president, I am pleased to award our nation’s highest civilian honour “.
Biden immediately spun around, turning his back to the crowd, and wiped his face and eyes with his handkerchief. The president bestowed the medal “with distinction,” an additional level of veneration that his three immediate predecessors had reserved for only three others – Pope John Paul II, former president Ronald Reagan and Gen. Colin Powell.
Barack Obama described Biden as a “lion of American history” and praised his long service in the Senate.
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The Honour and Remarks