Former Vice President Joe Biden will be in Philadelphia this November for Veterans Day to award former president Geroge W. Bush with the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal.
Former Vice President Biden, who is the chair of the National Constitution Center’s board of trustees, will grant the award to former president Bush and his wife, for their efforts aiding veterans through the Bush Institute.
“Our veterans and their families devote their lives in service to this country, and that is why initiatives like those at the Bush Institute are critically important,” Biden said when speaking on the award. “I am honored to present President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush with the 2018 Liberty Medal for their efforts to honor and assist these brave men and women.”
This year marks Biden’s second time participating in the annual award ceremony. Last year saw Biden honoring the late John McCain with the award.
The ceremony, sponsored by corporations and donors who support the National Constitution Center, will be hosted at the center in a public ceremony, with tickets on sale now.
Established in 1988 in honor of the U.S constitution’s bicentennial, the Liberty Medal honors men and women whose contributions to America have impacted those around the country.