Our Legacy

The Presidential Citizens Medal

This medal honors Americans who have “performed exemplary deeds of service for their country or their fellow citizens.”

As quoted from the White House website:
“A brilliant inventor and scientist, Dr. Forrest Bird developed the world’s first reliable, mass-produced medical respirator. Through his innovation, he has helped transform and enhance the quality of life for people around the globe. The United States honors Forrest Bird for his groundbreaking contributions and for his work to keep America at the forefront of discovery.”