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President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Freedom



I knew President Obama wasn’t calling to offer me a job because there was no call before the call. Just a call from his office. “Ambassador Brinker, the President would like to offer you the Presidential Medal of Freedom.”

It had been thirty years, almost to the day, since Suzy died. This was one of those moments when the enormity of all that’s happened since then crystallized and overwhelmed me.

Read more about it in Promise Me.