President Obama Presents 2012 Citizens Medals


U.S. President Barack Obama embraces Mary and Sarah D'Avino before... News PhotoBarack Obama,Civilian,Daughter,East Room,Embracing,Females,Honor,Horizontal,International Landmark,Mass Shooting,Politics,Presidential Citizens Medal,Sister,US President,USA,Washington DC,White House - Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesWASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 15: U.S. President Barack Obama embraces Mary and Sarah D'Avino before presenting them with the 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal, the nation's second-highest civilian honor, on behalf of their sister and daughter, Rachel D'Avino in the East Room of the White House February 15, 2013 in Washington, DC. Rachel D'Avino, a behavioral therapist, was killed during a mass shooting that left 26 people dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012. 'Their selflessness and courage inspire us all to look for opportunities to better serve our communities and our country,' Obama said about this year's recepients. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)