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Biden Awards Medals to Officers Who Responded to Jan. 6 Riot

President Biden signed a bill giving the Congressional Gold Medal to a group of law enforcement officers who defended the Capitol during the insurrection on Jan. 6 .

While the attack on our values and our vote shocked and saddened the nation, our democracy did survive. It did. Truth defeated lies. We did overcome, and that’s because of the women and men of the U.S. Capitol Police, the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department and other law enforcement officials we honor today. Above all else we cannot allow history to be rewritten. We cannot allow the heroism of these officers to be forgotten We have to understand what happened, the honest and unvarnished truth. We have to face it. But I know receiving this award is bittersweet. On that day, more than 140 law enforcement officers suffered physical injuries, an untold numbers suffering an emotional toll. Fifteen of you were hospitalized and others were lost forever. May their souls rest in peace and rise in glory. Thank you so much.

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