Historic Day for Mary’s Center

Maria Gomez after receiving the Award from President Obama/Photo MC.

President Barack Obama Receives Presidential Citizens Medal!  On Friday, February 15th, President Obama presented Mary’s Center President and CEO, Maria Gomez, with a 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal at the White House.

Gómez and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes-Norton/Photo MC.

At an emotional ceremony, President Obama highlighted the extraordinary work and commitment of the recipients of the second highest civilian award in the United States, calling the awardees “shining people and an inspiration to their fellow citizens.” “Receiving a Presidential Citizen’s Medal is a great honor and I would not have had an opportunity to be in the ranks with such outstanding leaders without all of those who join me in this work of improving our communities. Thank you for your support; you have my sincere admiration.”


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