Mother teresa: Medal of Freedom

Mother teresa Nun and missionary, well known for her devoted life towards caring for the sick and poor. She established an open-air school and founded a home for the dying destitute in a dilapidated building she convinced the city government to donate to her cause. Her diligent toward humanity got her nobel peace prize for her humanitarian work in India.


On 20 June 1985, President Reagan gave the Mother teresa Nun and missionary, well known for her devoted life towards caring for the sick and poor. She established an open-air school and founded a home for the dying destitute in a dilapidated building she convinced the city government to donate to her cause. Her diligent toward humanity got her nobel peace prize for her humanitarian work in India.
On 20 June 1985, President Reagan gave the Medal of Freedom to mother teresa; Calling her “a heroine of our time”. While accepting her award she told Reagan, his wife Nancy and about 150 guests in the White House, that she personally was unworthy but was accepting the honour in the name of the millions of poor people in the world to whom she had dedicated her life. Infact she used similar words while accepting her Nobel peace prize in 1979.

Teresa was month late in receiving the Medal of Freedom, the the highest U.S. civilian decoration. Which led Reagan said, “Mother Teresa was busy as usual saving the world – and I mean that quite literally.″
He added, ″The goodness in some hearts transcends all words and all nationalistic considerations. Some people – some very few – are in the truest sense citizens of the world.″ to mother teresa; Calling her “a heroine of our time”. While accepting her award she told Reagan, his wife Nancy and about 150 guests in the White House, that she personally was unworthy but was accepting the honour in the name of the millions of poor people in the world to whom she had dedicated her life. Infact she used similar words while accepting her Nobel peace prize in 1979.

As Mother Teresa once said, “There are no great things, only small things with great love. Happy are those.”