President Barack Obama kisses author and poet Maya Angelou after awarding her the 2010 Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
President Obama presents Maya Angelou with the highest civilian honor. ---- This truly brought tears to my eyes. <3
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE ~ President Barack Obama donated the $ 1.4 million from his Nobel Peace Prize to helping students, veterans' families & survivors of Haiti's earthquake, among others, drawing attention to organizations he said that "do extraordinary work." Obama gave a total of $ 750,000 to 6 groups that help kids go to college, $ 250,000 to Fisher's House (which provides housing for families with loved ones @U.S. Veterans Administration hospitals), & $ 200,000 to earthquake-ravaged Haiti.