Washington — Ardent sugar reformist and former Indiana Senator Richard Lugar received the Presidential Medal of Freedom today, November 20, at the White House.
Lugar is being recognized for his long-time work on international security issues, particularly his commitment to reducing the threat of nuclear weapons.
Liz Clark, NCA vice-president of government affairs, says: “Senator Lugar was a wonderful senator for Indiana and the confectionery industry. He fought tirelessly and reached across the aisle hoping to move the needle on sugar reform, always with a smile on his face. We send our sweetest congratulations to him for the distinct honor he has received today.”
The medal is the highest civilian honor and is given to those who have made significant contributions in politics, world peace, science, culture and other fields.
Caption: Sen. Richard Lugar tours the Albanese Confectionery Group, Inc. facility with company President Scott Albanese in September 2011 as part of his Sweet Jobs tour to rally support for sugar reform.