Medal of Freedom

The Tower Center bestows, as its highest honor, the Medal of Freedom, in recognition of extraordinary contributions to the advancement of democratic ideals and to the security, prosperity and welfare of humanity. Recipients have included former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, U.S. Senator John McCain, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush.

  

 

 

Medal of Freedom Recipients


James A. Baker, III
Senior statesman; former Secretary of State, 1989-1992
Medal of Freedom Honoree in 2012

 

 

George W. Bush and Laura Welch Bush '68
President and First Lady of the United States, 2001-2009
Medal of Freedom Honorees in 2010

 

Tony Blair
British Prime Minister, 1997-2007
Medal of Freedom Honoree in 2008

 

John McCain
U.S. Senator, 1986-2018
Medal of Freedom Honoree in 2006

 

General Tommy R. Franks (Ret.)
Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Central Command Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2000-2003
Medal of Freedom Honoree in 2003

 

George H.W. Bush
President of the United States, 1989-1993
Medal of Freedom Honoree in 2001

 

Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister, 1979-1990
Medal of Freedom Honoree in 1999

 

General Colin L. Powell (Ret.)
Secretary of State, 2001-2005, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1989-1993
Medal of Freedom Honoree in 1997

 

David McCullough
Pulitzer Prize Winning Author of Truman and John Adams
Medal of Freedom Honoree in 2015


 

Michael Bloomberg
108th Mayor of New York City
Medal of Freedom Honoree in 2018