To Honor Professor Liviu Librescu with the President Medal of Freedom
President George W. Bush and the US Congress
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This petition is the request the President Bush bestow the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously upon Professor Liviu Librescu. Professor Librescu lectured at Virginia Tech University and gave his own life to buy time for his students to escape. A 76 year old holocaust survivor who also escaped the tyranny of communist Romania saved his students in the face of certain death. He showed a love and caring for his students above and beyond that of a normal teacher. Professor Librescu is the example of the Bible verse "Greater love hath no man that he lay down his life for another." For this reason we believe the Presidential Medal of Freedom should be given in honor of the sacrifice of a true hero, whom embodies the American and Israeli spirit.