"I wish Dr. King was here."
That was the thought going through the mind of Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., while waiting to receive his Medal of Freedom from President Obama in the East Room of the White House.
Lewis, spoke to reporters in the White House Briefing Room still wearing his medal with a cobalt blue ribbon. He humbly described the day.
"It's a special honor," Lewis said. "I feel more than lucky; very blessed to receive this medal this honor from the first African American president."
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Lewis: I wish Dr. King was here
Fox News blog post on Rep. John Lewis receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom: