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Presidential Citizens Medal

February 15, 2013  |  Jennah Bedrosian


Click the picture above to watch a video of the ceremony

This morning, Mark Perriello, AAPD President and CEO along with, Henry Claypool, AAPD Executive Vice President, attended the Presidential Citizens Medal honor ceremony. Honorees included Adam D. Burke, a wounded warrior who has also received a Purple Heart for his heroism in battle, Janice Yvette Jackson, a disability advocate who was paralyzed after being struck by an oncoming car, and Michael Dorman, a 20 year veteran of the Coast Guard with PTSD and a traumatic brain injury.

“I am honored to be in attendance to watch these individuals receive these awards and proud that our country acknowledges people with disabilities for the contributions they make to our society. “, said Mr.  Claypool

The President affirmed his commitment to acknowledging the efforts and unique contributions of people with disabilities who work to make our world a better place. Today’s ceremony in the East Room of the White House is an historic moment and represents the amazing gifts and service from our community.

Join AAPD in celebrating the achievements of these 13 amazing men and women.

To find out more about the honorees, click here.

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