EO 13306
Effective Date: June 03, 2003

Responsible Office: Human Resources and Education
Subject: Establishing the Bob Hope American Patriot Award

Establishing the Bob Hope American Patriot Award

                By the authority vested in me as President and as 
                Commander in Chief by the Constitution and the laws of 
                the United States of America, it is ordered as follows:

                Section 1. Establishment of the Award. In order to 
                encourage love of country, service to the people of the 
                United States, and support for our Armed Forces, and in 
                order to recognize the unique and lifelong service of 
                Bob Hope to the United States Armed Forces and to the 
                Nation through his unwavering patriotism and dedication 
                to maintaining the morale of the troops he entertained 
                for nearly six decades, and on the occasion of his 
                100th birthday, there is hereby established the Bob 
                Hope American Patriot Award (Award).

                Sec. 2. Granting and Presentation of the Award.

                    (a) The Award may be granted by the President, in 
                his sole discretion, to any civilian individual who has 
                demonstrated extraordinary love of country and devotion 
                to the personnel of the United States Armed Forces, in 
                the form of true patriotism. The Award may also be 
                granted by the President to an organization that meets 
                the same criteria.
                    (b) Other than in exceptional circumstances, no 
                more than one Award may be granted in any given year.
                    (c) The presentation of the Award may take place at 
                any time during the year.
                    (d) Subject to the provisions of this order, the 
                Award may be conferred posthumously.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    May 28, 2003.

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