LBJ Foundation | Jun, 29 2018 9:00AM - 5:00PM
The LBJ Foundation presented its most prestigious recognition, the LBJ Liberty and Justice for All Award, to Senator John McCain. The Senator's daughter, Meghan McCain, accepted the award on her father's behalf during a ceremony at the LBJ Presidential Library on Friday, June 29, 2018. Lynda Johnson Robb and Luci Baines Johnson, daughters of President Lyndon Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson, presented the award.
The LBJ Liberty and Justice for All Award honors those, like Senator McCain, who carry on President Johnson's legacy, personifying the mission he defined as our country's most basic: "to right wrong, to do justice, to serve man." Former recipients of the award include President George H.W. Bush, President Jimmy Carter, Rep. John Lewis, Rep. John Dingell, Sen. Carl Levin, Rep. James Clyburn, former Attorney General Eric Holder, and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein.
"Lyndon Johnson said, 'Our mission is at once the oldest and most basic of this country: to right wrong, to do justice, and to serve man,'" said Mark K. Updegrove, President and CEO of the LBJ Foundation. "Throughout his noble career in the military and in Congress, John McCain has embodied that mission as much as any living American. The LBJ Foundation is proud to give him our highest recognition."
About the LBJ Foundation
Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson created the LBJ Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, to support the LBJ Presidential Library and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. The foundation's support to the library helps to enhance quality public programming, expand educational outreach, and bolster exhibition creation, as well as aids students and academics in their research by providing grants and fellowships. The foundation's support to the LBJ School helps to continue the school's outstanding education for graduate students in public policy and governmental affairs, as well as expands their community outreach and exploration of global initiatives. These two institutions, one looking to the past and the other to the future, provide an ongoing legacy for President Johnson's accomplishments and his vision for our nation.