The Medal of Freedom is the highest honor any of us could ever aspire to achieve in our young lives, and yesterday, President Obama handed out the awards during a White House ceremony.

One of the medal recipients, John Lewis, is known for his civil rights work.  Former President George H.W. Bush, business billionaire Warren Buffett, poet Maya Angelou, and Holocaust survivor and author Gerda Weissmann Klein were also among the honored guests.