It is the highest civilian honor that Congress can bestow, and this week, they awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the soldier, legislator, and statesman from Kansas, Senator Bob Dole.

1. "Senator Dole, because of you, America is better." - Speaker Ryan

Speaker Ryan honors Senator Bob Dole

2. Speaker Ryan congratulates Senator Dole for a lifetime of service and sacrifice.

Senator Bob Dole receives the Congressional Gold Medal

 

3.  In his first public appearance in the Capitol Rotunda since Inauguration Day, President Trump praises Senator Dole for "earning his place in the pages of American history."

President Trump speaks in the Capitol Rotunda

4. Congress voted unanimously to award Senator Bob Dole with the Congressional Gold Medal.

Congress voted unanimously to award Senator Bob Dole with the Congressional Gold Medal.

5. The other Senator Dole—Elizabeth—had the most important words of praise for her husband on such a special day.

 "I love this man."

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Click the video below to watch the full Congressional Gold Medal ceremony.