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August 27, 2012
Arnold Palmer to Receive Congressional Gold Medal
Arnold Palmer will receive the Congressional Gold Medal at a special
ceremony in the Rotunda of the Capitol Building at 11 a.m. on Wednesday,
September 12. The PGA TOUR will host a luncheon at the nearby Cannon House
Office Building following the one-hour program.
John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives, will welcome
the gathering and join Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and Senators Mitch
McConnell and Harry Reid in the presentation of the medal to Palmer. Jack
Nicklaus and Country Music Star Vince Gill along with two Republican and two
Democratic members of the Senate and House also will take part in the
The Congressional Gold Medal is, along with the Presidential Medal of
Freedom, which Palmer received in 2004, the highest civilian award in the United
States. It dates back to the American Revolution. Each medal is created by the
U.S. Mint individually to honor the individual and achievements for which the
medal is awarded.
Sponsorship by two-thirds of the membership of the Senate and House
is required before the bill goes to committee. The Gold Medal legislation for the
Palmer medal was enacted and signed by President Barack Obama in 2009.
Posted by scurry at 04:15 PM
August 21, 2012
STATEMENT FROM ARNOLD PALMER REGARDING THE ANNOUNCEMENT BY AUGUSTA NATIONAL GOLF CLUB OF THE MEMBERSHIP INVITATIONS EXTENDED TO CONDOLEZZA RICE AND DARLA MOORE
"I've had the pleasure of meeting Condoleezza Rice. I am happy to welcome her as a member of Augusta National and look forward to meeting Darla Moore and welcoming her as well. I congratulate Billy Payne and the club for taking this significant step in the wonderful history of Augusta National."
Posted by scurry at 12:05 PM