President Obama Presents 2012 Citizens Medals
U.S. President Barack Obama presents Erica and Cheryl Lafferty with the 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal, the nation's second-highest civilian honor, on behalf of their mother and daughter Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung in the East Room of the White House February 15, 2013 in Washington, DC. Principal Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung was killed during a mass shooting that left 26 people dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012. "Their selflessness and courage inspire us all to look for opportunities to better serve our communities and our country," Obama said about this year's recepients.
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