Lang, Eugene M., Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1996
The essential role of education in fostering the growth of America
"I believe the National Time Capsule should memorialize the essential role
of education in fostering the growth of America within the envelope of its
founding philosopy...first, the notable extensions of its scope, quality,
and format of education; second, accomplishments that have effectively narrowed the unacceptable gap between the ideal and the reality of making a quality education genuinely accessible to all."