Bestow upon Charles Albert Poland, Jr. The Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Petitioned Barack Obama, the President of the United States

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The President of the United States
Barack Obama, the President of the United States

Bestow upon Charles Albert Poland, Jr. The Presidential Medal of Freedom

    1. Paul Burke
    2. Petition by

      Paul Burke

      Sparks, GA

Charles Albert Poland Jr., 66, of Newton Alabama, gave his life to protect the lives of the children on his school bus. When a crazed gunman boarded the bus Poland blocked his way, and was shot several times fatally wounding him. With our first priority as a Nation is to protect our children, we believe Mr. Poland justly deserves the highest civilian honor that our government bestows.

To:
Barack Obama, the President of the United States, The President of the United States
Bestow upon Charles Albert Poland, Jr. The Presidential Medal of Freedom

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • bennett theissen LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      We need to recognize the goodness of our fellow life travelers.

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    • Amelia Cherry WEBB, AL
      • over 1 year ago

      There is no greater sacrifice than that of total disregard for ones own life for the sake of others. Mr. Dykes took Ethan 'over his dead body' and preserved the safety of the 21 other children in his care. He is the example we all should live by.

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    • Paul Burke SPARKS, GA
      • over 1 year ago

      Halfway to 100! Thanks, Everyone. Please share with friends.

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    • Thomas Oris BURR RIDGE, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      It has come to light that Mr. Poland defended those children, and his actions may have saved the lives of many children. He stood in front of Jim Dykes, who had a gun pointed at his head. Even when he was directly threatened with death, Mr. Poland still stood in front of Dykes so those children could escape out the back of the bus. If this is not a true American Hero..... then we don't have any heros at all!

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    • Norman Ward BARLING, AR
      • over 1 year ago

      Charles sacrificed himself to save the lives of his children! This is the supreme sacrifice!

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