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Senator McCain to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The McCain Institute at Arizona State University applauds the announcement that Senator John McCain will be posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

“My family and I are extremely honored that my dad will posthumously be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. As a man who dedicated his life in service of his country, I know my dad would be very humbled to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor,” said McCain Institute Board of Trustees Member Jack McCain.

“The McCain Institute is proud to bear the name of Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Senator John McCain. While Senator McCain’s contributions to the United States as a naval aviator, lawmaker, statesman and civilian are unparalleled, he did not live his life in search of awards or accolades. As a man of lifelong service, Senator McCain’s persistent and principled pursuit of his ideals and his legacy of integrity-driven leadership remain an inspiration to people all over the world. We look forward to continuing to carry on Senator McCain’s legacy by boldly defending democracy, human dignity, and security around the world,” said McCain Institute Executive Director Dr. Evelyn Farkas.

To learn more about Senator McCain’s life and accomplishments, visit The Story of John McCain and Senator McCain on the Issues.

View the White House announcement HERE.

About the McCain Institute at Arizona State University
Inspired by Senator John McCain and his family’s legacy, the McCain Institute at Arizona State University is non-partisan and fights to secure democracy and alliances, defend human rights, protect the vulnerable and advance character-driven leadership in all communities around the world.

About Arizona State University
Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American research university, creating an institution that is committed to access, excellence and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. As the prototype for a New American University, ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it.


Publish Date
July 1, 2022