IRENE INOUYE REACTS TO PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM FOR SEN. INOUYE

WASHINGTON, D.C. (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii News Now was in the White House East Room as President Obama presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 16 recipients, including Irene Inouye, accepting on behalf of her late husband.President Bill Clinton received a round of applause as President Obama put the award around his neck.It was a Presidential Medal of Freedom from one president to another, on the 50th anniversary of our nation's highest civilian honor.Fitting company for fellow recipient, Hawaii Senator Daniel Inouye, because it was President Bill Clinton who presented him with the Congressional Medal of Honor in 2000.In the words of President Obama, \Daniel Inouye was a humble man and didn't wear his Medal of Honor very often. Instead he liked to wear a pin representing good conduct he earned as a teenage private.\President Obama gave Irene Hirano Inouye a hug and kiss as she accepted the medal on behalf of her husband, the honorable Daniel k Inouye.In an exclusive interview with Hawaii News Now's Tannya Joaquin after the ceremony, medal in hand, Inouye said, \The medal of freedom group this year is extraordinary

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