- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 2, 2017

Former President Barack Obama was named Thursday as the winner of the 2017 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage award.

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation said Mr. Obama is being honored “for his enduring commitment to democratic ideals and elevating the standard of political courage in a new century.”

Caroline Kennedy, daughter of the late president, and her son, Jack Schlossberg, will present Mr. Obama with the award on May 7 in Boston.

Mr. Obama said on Twitter that he is “humbled to be recognized by a family with a legacy of service.”

The foundation said Mr. Obama’s presidency “consistently reflected in so many ways, big and small, the definition of courage” cited by JFK in his 1957 book, “Profiles in Courage.”

“Throughout his two terms in office, President Obama upheld the highest standards of dignity, decency and integrity, serving not just as a political leader, but a moral leader, offering hope and healing to the country and providing young men and women of all backgrounds with an example they can emulate in their own lives,” the foundation said.

• Dave Boyer can be reached at dboyer@washingtontimes.com.

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