During the inspiring ceremony depicted below, President Kennedy and
Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy presented medals to three young
Americans at the White House on June 8, 1962, two of whom were
singled out for their bravery and heroism in saving the lives of others.

As the President and RFK quipped, Miss Mary Ann Kingry, one of those
honored during this ceremony, just might indeed make a worthy candidate
for the first female President of the United States. Following Mary Ann's
eloquent acceptance speech, which was entirely unrehearsed, the Attorney
General wanted to know if she would be old enough to run for President in 1964.

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