WATCH: Peers Honor the Life of Sen. John McCain at Liberty Medal Ceremony (FULL VIDEO)

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2017 Liberty Medal Recipient: Senator John McCain

The National Constitution Center announced it will award the 29th annual Liberty Medal to U.S. Senator John McCain for his lifetime of sacrifice and service on October 16 at 7 p.m. in Philadelphia.

Ceremony Participants

John McCain
From a family of military heroes, John McCain began his service in the United States Navy in 1958 after graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy. In 1986, he was elected to the U.S. Senate representing Arizona. He has served in the Senate ever since. More

Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
As the 47th Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden provided leadership on important issues facing the nation and represented our country abroad traveling over 1.2 million miles to more than 50 countries. More

Howard Schultz
Howard Schultz built Starbucks Coffee Company into one of the world's most recognized and respected businesses. The Schultz Family Foundation has donated over $30 million to help America's veterans overcome the challenges of returning to civilian life and maximize their skills for America's businesses and communities. More

Amy Gutmann
Dr. Amy Gutmann, is President and Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science in the School of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Communication in the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. More

Jeffrey Rosen
Jeffrey Rosen is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Constitution Center, the only institution in America chartered by Congress "to disseminate information about the United States Constitution on a nonpartisan basis." More

The United States Naval Academy Glee Club
The United States Naval Academy Glee Club with honor, pride, and distinction represents the United States, the Navy and Marine Corps, and the United States Naval Academy.

(Source: FOX 10 Phoenix,
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