November 17th, 2010
06:56 PM ET
By the CNN Wire Staff
Washington (CNN) - Former President George H.W. Bush is one of 15 individuals who will receive America's highest civilian honor early next year, the White House announced Wednesday.
Bush will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is "presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors," according to a White House statement.
To find out who else will be honored, check out the complete story on CNN.com.