Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony in Honor of Astronauts - jef1000

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The first American to orbit the Earth, former Senator John Glenn (D-OH) delivers his acceptance speech during the ceremony where space legends Neil Armstrong, John Glenn, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins were awarded Congressional Gold Medals, the nation's highest civilian honor, on Wednesday, November 16, 2011. The ceremony was held in the US Capitol Rotunda in Washington DC. In background, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). (Photo by Jeff Malet)

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