Today Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom today. We are all familiar with Mr. Banks contributions to our society, but let's take a look at who else is on the list:
Bill Clinton - 42nd US President
Richard Lugar- US Senator from Indiana
Sally Ride - 1st American Female astronaut to travel in space
Oprah Winfrey- television and philanthropist
and a host of other names. This is some very good company for our beloved Mr. Cub to be in.
Then there is probably one of the most important names of the 20th century on the list and I bet you haven't heard his story. His name is Mario Molina. Him and Sherwood Rowland's pioneering research into "hot atom" chemistry lead to the discovery of the effect that CFC's have on the atmosphere, which lead to the Montreal Protocol.
A fine day for Mr. Cub indeed.