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Author Topic: Nominate The Beach Boys for The Medal of Freedom  (Read 540 times)
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« on: September 09, 2017, 11:27:32 AM »



A nationwide campaign is underway to nominate The Beach Boys for our nationís highest civilian honor, The Medal of Freedom. This nomination is made possible by a petition that anyone can endorse.

Please join us in endorsing this petition for one of the most remarkable bands in our nationís history.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/we-people-ask-administration-award-beach-boys-our-nations-highest-civilian-honor-medal-freedom

https://www.facebook.com/BeachBoysMOF
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2017, 11:33:04 AM »

I've signed it despite not living in the states.  Hope I don't end up in Guantanamo.

Also like the faÁt that a nationwide campaign is underway after only 60 signatures. It becomes a movement after 100 signatures.  LOL

Good luck. Happy to sign.
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2017, 11:52:17 AM »

I've signed it despite not living in the states.  Hope I don't end up in Guantanamo.

Also like the faÁt that a nationwide campaign is underway after only 60 signatures. It becomes a movement after 100 signatures.  LOL

Good luck. Happy to sign.

Thank you Hickory Violet Part IV!  This is now a worldwide campaign.   Wink

No issue signing outside the states.  The only rule for participation is 13 or older.  https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/about
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2017, 01:19:24 PM »

To quote Brian "you know I hate to be a downer . . . ". but I don't think a medal of freedom is the most appropriate honor for The Beach Boys.  An award in the musical realm would be better I think.
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2017, 02:40:24 AM »

I don't know if it could be considered an honor to get a medal from this administration, even a medal of freedom, ha! How ironic
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2017, 04:55:32 AM »

Just looking through the list of recipients and they are all individuals. Can the group even get this?
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2017, 05:53:36 AM »

Signed just now. Thank you for doing this.
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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2017, 07:55:10 PM »

Just looking through the list of recipients and they are all individuals. Can the group even get this?

Excellent question.  The answer is yes, but the medals would be awarded to each individual member.  Recent example would be Bill & Melinda Gates for their work with the Gates Foundation.  Eight members of the Apollo 13 Mission Operations Team were recipients in 1970.

https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2016/11/16/president-obama-names-recipients-presidential-medal-freedom

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Presidential_Medal_of_Freedom_recipients
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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2017, 07:56:21 PM »

Signed just now. Thank you for doing this.


Thank you GoogaMooga!
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« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2017, 06:21:33 AM »

A petition to get BRI to release more from the archives would be more advisable.

Plus, I fear Mike would end up trying to write a song about his medal.

I think the Kennedy Center Honors is an appropriate item to shoot for, and Brian got it in 2007.
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« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2017, 07:08:34 AM »


I fear Mike would end up trying to write a song about his medal.


That tickled me.
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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2017, 08:21:17 PM »

Very excited to see the campaign has garnered the support of GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving!!

Please join Blake in endorsing this petition for one of the most remarkable bands in our nationís history.

https://twitter.com/Blakei/status/908054592763645952

https://www.facebook.com/blakeirving/
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« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2017, 09:16:44 AM »

Voted
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« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2017, 01:29:38 PM »

voted well overdue and deserved for the boys
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« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2017, 07:35:54 PM »

Voted


Thank you Pacific Ocean Blue!
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« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2017, 07:36:43 PM »

voted well overdue and deserved for the boys


Thank you SurfRapGrungeFiend!
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« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2017, 04:23:33 PM »

With your help, we can make this happen!!

Please join us in endorsing this petition for one of the most remarkable bands in our nationís history.

Many thanks to GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving for tweeting Weezer.  Much appreciated!


https://twitter.com/Blakei/status/909217924098826240

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