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12 Facts You Didn’t Know About Billy Graham – Pastor to the Presidents

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Presidential Medal of Freedom

Source: billygraham.org

In 1983, President Reagan awarded Graham with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his “exceptional contributions to the United States on behalf of world peace.”  Graham later recalled in his autobiography “…the highest civilian honor our government gives to an American, for service to the nation. I felt unworthy of the honor, and still do. But whatever else it means, it will always remind me of the generosity and friendship of a remarkable man and a warm and enduring personal friend, Ronald Wilson Reagan.”