President Jimmy Carter is this year’s recipient of the Gerald R. Ford medal for distinguished public service. In Washington D.C. from the Capitol Hill Club, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation presented former U.S. President Jimmy Carter with the Gerald R. Ford Medal for Distinguished Public Service.
Monday evening during the annual reception and dinner, guests witness Carter accepting the medal from his Atlanta, Georgia office via video.
“As I reflect back on more than 25 different projects that Jerry and I collaborated and shared leadership, I can’t help but be grateful for the mutual respect and the intense personal friendship that developed during that time together. The words I spoke about my dear friend both at my inauguration and his funeral still ring true today. For myself and for our nation I thank my predecessor for all he did to heal our land. I am thrilled to receive the Gerald R. Ford Medal for Distinguished Public Service and I’m prouder still of the lasting friendship we still have with the Ford Family.”
The 39th President of the United States is celebrated for his many accomplishments including Panama Canal Treaties, the Camp David Accords, the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel and the SALT II treaty with the Soviet Union.