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Inspiring stories from this year’s Service to America Medal awards

October 8, 2020 | Updated on April 25, 2023

In a new twist on our annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals awards, or “Sammies,” the program went virtual. The star-studded program that aired Monday night, hosted by comedian Kumail Nanjiani, recognized accomplished federal employees. But it also featured celebrity guests, including Bono, Kristen Bell, Samantha Bee, Katie Couric, Stephen Colbert, Matthew McConaughey, Aisha Tyler and many more luminaries from the political and celebrity worlds.