(chrisTwire)—The Presidential Citizens Medal is the second highest civilian award in the United States, second only to the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It is awarded by the President of the United States.
Established on November 13, 1969, by President Richard Nixon, the Presidential Citizens Medal may be granted to any United States citizen “who performed exemplary deeds or services for his or her country or fellow citizens”
This year one of our own deserves nomination. On the evening of Jan 25, 2012, Bruce Myron Danus prevented a terror attack that may have been the largest in American history.
According to emails received, dozens of people have already nominated Brother Bruce for this prestigious honor. We are asking other members and friends of the fellowship to also nominate Brother Bruce. We hope to reach our goal of one thousand nominations by the time nominations are closed to the public. Deadline: April 24, 2012
Other famous winners of the Presidential Citizens Medal include:
Q. There was no attack, how could he be a hero?
A. Unfortunately, we Americans sometimes think of heroes as people who overcame failure in the first place. Chesley Sullenberger was lauded a hero because he crashed an airplane and everybody lived. However forgotten are the thousands of pilots who never get themselves into a situation in the first place. Bruce thwarted a terror attack; it didn’t make the news, but only because of his bravery. Imagine if someone could reverse 9/11. They would be the greatest hero. This is the hero Bruce is.
Q. Is it really a prize if it’s awarded by Obama?
A. Long answer no. Short answer no, but this award was created by Nixon and is backed by millions of good non-threatening Americans so yes.
Q. Can women submit nominations?
A. Please consult your husband or father (if unmarried) before making any submission decisions.
Q. Can I donate financially to Bruce?
A. Bruce is set financially but he asks that donations in appreciation of his existence be made to his greatest passion; Overturning title IX.
Q. How can I nominate Bruce?
A. You can click on the banner that follows.
Full Criteria for Nomination
The 2012 Citizens Medal will recognize “citizens of the United States of America who have performed exemplary deeds of service for their country or their fellow citizens.” Executive Order 11494 (Nov. 13, 1969). It is generally recognized as the second highest civilian award of our Government.
The 2012 Citizens Medal will recognize U.S. citizens who have performed exemplary deeds of service outside of their regular jobs, including individuals:
Who have a demonstrated commitment to service in their own community or in communities farther from home. Someone who has engaged in activities that have had an impact in their local community, on a community or communities elsewhere in the United States or on fellow citizens living or stationed around the world.
Who have helped their country or their fellow citizens through one or more extraordinary acts. Individuals who have demonstrated notable skill and grace, selflessly placed themselves in harm’s way, taken unusual risks or steps to protect others, made extraordinary efforts to further a national goal, or otherwise conducted themselves admirably when faced with unusually challenging circumstances.|
Whose service relates to a long-term or persistent problem. Individuals who have made efforts to combat stubbornly persistent problems that impact entire communities, for example those who have taken innovative steps to address hunger, homelessness, the dropout crisis, lack of access to health care, and other issues that plague too many Americans.
Whose service has had a sustained impact on others’ lives and provided inspiration for others to serve. The ideal nominee for a Citizens Medal is a person whose work has had a meaningful and lasting impact on the lives of others.