24 Veterans Awarded 'Overdue' Medal of Honor

President Obama honored soldiers who were previously overlooked for recognition because of prejudice.
3:00 | 03/18/14

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Presentation. Our nation's highest military decoration. The medal of -- Is always special occasion. But today it is truly a store. This is the single largest group. Of service members to be awarded. The medal of -- sense the Second World War. And with several of these soldiers recognized for their valor. During that war this sir -- is seventy years in the making. As one family member has said. This is long overdue. If this ceremony reminds us of one of the enduring qualities. -- makes America great. That makes us exceptional. No nation is perfect but here in America we confront our imperfections and face but sometimes painful past. Including the truth that some of these soldiers fought and died for a country that did not always see them as -- So we've each generation we keep on striving to live up to our ideals of freedom and equality. And to recognize the dignity and patriotism. Of every person no matter who they are what they look like. -- -- -- --

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