President Clinton Awards the Presidential Citizens Medal to David B. Hermelin (12/13/00)
                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary
                             (London, England)

For Immediate Release                          December 13, 2000

The President has awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal posthumously to
David B. Hermelin.  The citation reads as follows:

                                 DAVID B. HERMELIN

David Hermelin not only lived the American Dream, he made it real for
thousands of his fellow citizens.  An accomplished businessman, gifted
diplomat, and extraordinary philanthropist, he used his time, talents, and
resources to improve the lives of countless people, and his unflagging
optimism and energy remain an inspiration to us all.  During his tenure as
Ambassador to Norway, he represented our Nation with distinction and
strengthened our ties abroad.  His generous spirit, as a husband, father,
friend, and citizen, reminds us of what it means to be truly selfless and
of the enduring rewards of giving "until it feels good."

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