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New Richmond in St. Croix County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Medal of Freedom

John Doar History Trail

Medal of Freedom Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Fitzie Heimdahl, March 30, 2020
1. Medal of Freedom Marker
In the years following the impeachment inquiry, John practiced law in New York and around the country. He frequently returned to New Richmond and, along with his brother Tom, contributed to the life of New Richmond in many ways.

In May of 2012, President Barack Obama awarded John the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his service to his country.

John Doar died on November 11, 2014.

(Photo caption:) "I think it's fair to say that I might not be here had it not been for his work."
-President Barack Obama upon awarding Doar the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Erected 2017.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #44 Barack Obama series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 2012.
Location. 45° 7.423′ N, 92° 32.267′ W. Marker is in New Richmond, Wisconsin, in St. Croix County. Marker can be reached from North Knowles Avenue just north of 1st Street. Located along Mill Pond Walk in Mill

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Pond Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 North Knowles Avenue, New Richmond WI 54017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nixon Impeachment (a few steps from this marker); Civil Rights Workers (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil Rights Struggle (within shouting distance of this marker); The Right to Vote (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Childhood (about 400 feet away); John Doar (about 500 feet away); Paperjack Creek (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bell-Tierney Farmhouse (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Richmond.
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on John Doar. (Submitted on March 31, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2020, by Fitzie Heimdahl of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 19 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 31, 2020, by Fitzie Heimdahl of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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