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President Barack Obama Gives Vice-President Joe Biden A Surpising Farewell Gift. 


Vice President Joe Biden Awarded The Presidential Medal Of Freedom With Distinction By President Barack Obama

Somedays, it pays to wake up in the morning and face another day – even if it’s a cold January day.  Because, there just might be some sunshine and warmth as the day moves forward. 

And, for Vice-President Joe Biden, this is exactly what happened on Thursday, January 12th when President Barack Obama surprised him with the Presidential Medal Of Freedom With Distinction.  

What was to be a simple farewell party turned into an historic moment  and the speeches from both genetlemen will remain with me for a very long time. They were heartfelt and beautiful and real. I admired the mutual respect between these two men. It was refreshing to see this in a political setting. And much needed. 

Here is some background, courtesy of Wikipedia.

“The Presidential Medal of Freedom is an award bestowed by the President of the United States and is—along with the comparable Congressional Gold Medal—the highest civilian award of the United States. It recognizes those people who have made “an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors”.[2] The award is not limited to U.S. citizens and, while it is a civilian award, it can also be awarded to military personnel and worn on the uniform.”

Enjoy the attached video. below. Feel free to watch it over and over again if you are having a bad day. I know I will.

And, to the readers who feel disappointed that this blog may turn into a poltiical blog, this is definitely not the case. I have many, many interests. I am a musician first but I am fascinated by the world in general and, in fact, have another rather neglected blog called GrannieTheGeek.Com. Surprise. I am a tech geek!  

So, it seems only fair that since many actors and musicians have stated their political views, I should not be deemed a political pundit because of the publication of  a few articles here on the MCL site –  especially when news- breaking political  stories are permeating the airwaves on every network. 

See?  This is why American Idol shouldn’t have been cancelled. We would all be watching the preliminary auditions now. 

Thanks everyone.  Congratulations to Vice-President Joe Biden and bravo to President Barack Obama for giving his sidekick  a memory which will, undoubtedly, live forever. 

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About Masterclass Lady

Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

4 Responses to “President Barack Obama Gives Vice-President Joe Biden A Surpising Farewell Gift. ”

  1. A well deserved honor.

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  2. Florida Giallonardo-Brienza January 13, 2017 at 7:53 am

    Wonderful article! I couldn’t agree more.

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  3. Love Joe. Beautiful moment!

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  4. wow, wow, wow. it doesn’t get better than that. gosh, i’m going to miss those two.

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