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August 09, 2010  |   Comments (0)   |   Post a comment

Obama awards Citizens Medal to school bus driver


NEW YORK — Jorge Muñoz, a school bus driver, is also known as the "Angel of Queens," because he distributes free meals to the hungry every night from his pickup truck. He estimates that he has provided about 120,000 meals since he started six years ago.

Last week, President Obama awarded Muñoz the Citizens Medal for his good deeds. For 40 years, the Citizens Medal has recognized men and women who have “performed exemplary deeds of service for their country or their fellow citizens.” In one of his favorite events of the year, President Obama awarded 13 Americans from different backgrounds and every corner of the country the 2010 Citizens Medal, the White House blog reports.

To read the Associated Press story, click here.

In this video segment, Muñoz explains his motivations for feeding the needy in his community — his mother's lesson of sharing:

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