Reagan to Receive Medal of Freedom

<i> Associated Press</i>

President Bush will present the nation’s highest civilian honor to his predecessor, Ronald Reagan, a week before Bill Clinton’s inauguration, the White House announced Wednesday.

Reagan will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom in an East Room ceremony on Jan. 13.

The former President will be the 301st recipient of the honor. Two other presidents, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, received it posthumously. Bush has bestowed the distinction on 36 other people.