Tuesday afternoon, the president will present a group of honorees with the Medal of Freedom.
It's the nation's highest civilian honor.
Among the 15 recipients to receive the award are former President George H. W. Bush, investor Warren Buffet and poet Maya Angelou.
Bush is not only being honored for his term in office, but what he's done since, including the cash he donated for Asian Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina victims.
He is among six former presidents and four former first ladies to receive the honor.