Smithsonian honors Ralph Lauren for saving the flag

June 17, 2014 7:49 PM

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Smithsonian honors Ralph Lauren for saving the flag

WASHINGTON — As they say at the Olympics, fashion designer Ralph Lauren, official outfitter of the U.S. Olympic team, "medaled" today at the Smithsonian: He was presented with a prestigious award by his pal Hillary Clinton for leading the campaign to save the Star-Spangled Banner.

It was an emotional ceremony at the National Museum of American History, and not just because it pulled at the heartstrings of Lauren's well-known patriotism.

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