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Worth-It-To-See

Justice Alan Page received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor, on Friday. His list of accomplishments is long but someone very important was missing during the ceremony. Read more about why this is our Photo Of The Week:

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#PhotoOfTheWeek Justice Alan Page receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Americaas highest civilian honor, from President Trump on Friday.
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Justice Page is the first African-American to serve on Minnesotaas Supreme Court. He also had a successful career in the NFL, playing for the Minnesota Vikings and earning MVP of the league. On Friday, he was recognized for his many accomplishments but he was missing someone important.
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Justice Page lost his wife Diane in late September to breast cancer. Together, they had 4 children and shared a common passion.
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Over the last 30 years, Alan and Diane’s foundation aThe Page Education Foundationa provided financial assistance to approx. 7,000 children of color. A He said of receiving the Medal of Freedom: aItas about the things Diane and I have worked to accomplish, trying to ensure educational opportunities for all children, particularly children of color. It is about fighting for equal justice.a
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Although Justice Page doesnatA shareA this same politics as the President he said,A “I figured out early on in this process that this wasn’t about me. Itas not about President Trump. It’s about the things that I believe in, the values that Diane and I shared and worked to see fulfilled.a
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His work continues in education, and he willA be sharing the Medal of Honor at a Middle School named in his honor in Minnesota on Monday.
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“There’s a poem that has a lot of meaning for me. One of its lines is, aHold on to my hand even when I am gone away from you,a and throughout the ceremony my focusA was on holding on to Dianeas hand.a