Recently, here on our blog, we featured a biography of Kate Smith, with a video of her performing “God Bless America.”
Here’s a link to that post:
Now, courtesy of the Ronald Reagan Library, is President Ronald Reagan presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award to Kate Smith … which the highest honor given to a civilian in the United States …
Ronald Reagan Library:
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Full Title: President Reagan Presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award
to Kate Smith at the Raleigh Civic Center Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina on October 26, 1982
Courtesy of Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum:
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum sits on a high hill with sweeping views of the surrounding mountains, valleys and the Pacific Ocean. The Library is one of California’s beautiful and unique destinations.
The Library’s 300 acre site, about 45 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), stands in for the “shining city on a hill” often referenced by President Reagan. The Library grounds serves as the final resting place of the nation’s 40th President, and his wife, First Lady Nancy Reagan.
In addition to the Museum , the Reagan Library, as a Presidential library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) under the authority of the Presidential Records Act, is the repository of presidential records for President Reagan’s administration. Our holdings include over 60 million pages of documents, over 1.6 million photographs, a half million feet of motion picture film and tens of thousands of audio and video tapes. Additionally, the Library houses personal paper collections including documents from Ronald Reagan’s eight years as governor of California.
The Reagan Presidential Library offers research support to scholars and students alike, curates many special exhibits, manages the collections, and provides robust educational programming for students of all ages including the Situation Room Experience with live role-playing simulations.