August 12, 2009: MARKEY CONGRATULATES KENNEDY ON RECEIVING PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the dean of the New England and Massachusetts House congressional delegations, issued the following statement today after Senator Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.
“There is no more fitting recipient of the nation’s highest civilian honor than Sen. Edward Kennedy,” said Markey. “Sen. Kennedy is a legislative legend whose passion for public service, commitment to social justice and tireless work to improve the lives of all Americans is unrivaled in the history of the U.S. Senate. I congratulate him on receiving such a prestigious honor. Sen. Kennedy’s career is a testament to the power of one man to change the nation for the better through public service.”