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President Gordon B. Hinckley Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Gordon B. Hinckley gave the following statement today upon hearing that he will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by president George W. Bush:

"I will be deeply honored to receive this prestigious award from the President of the United States. I am profoundly grateful. In a larger sense, it recognizes and honors the Church which has given me so many opportunities and whose interests I have tried to serve.

"To the Church, to my associates, and to our people everywhere I extend my gratitude and with each of you share the honor of this recognition."

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