Hamilton Jewelers manufactured the Liberty Medal presented to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton during the 25th annual ceremony at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Sept. 10.
Established in 1988 to commemorate the bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution, the Liberty Medal is awarded annually to men and women of courage and conviction who strive to secure the blessings of liberty to people around the globe. The medal was first administered by the National Constitution Center in 2006, when Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton were honored for their bipartisan humanitarian efforts on behalf of the victims of the tsunami in Southeast Asia and the hurricanes on the Gulf Coast.
Hillary Rodham Clinton was presented the award in recognition of her lifelong career in public service and her ongoing advocacy efforts on behalf of women and girls around the globe.
Hillary Rodham Clinton accepting her medal
“Hillary Clinton’s lifelong commitment and sense of civic duty is admirable and a reminder of the importance of actively participating in our democracy,” said Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett in a statement. “The Liberty Medal is another defining moment in a lifetime of moments for the former Secretary of State and is justly deserved.”
Since 2010, Hamilton Jewelers has produced the Liberty Medal in its workshop, one of several operated by the family-owned firm headquartered in Princeton, N.J.
“It is truly an honor to know that a medal created by our craftsmen is presented to such worthy recipients as Secretary Clinton, and we are proud to be part of this important occasion,” said Hamilton president Hank B. Siegel in statement.