Former US senator Richard Lugar was in Terre Haute on Thursday to receive the Chapman S. Root award.
The Hospice of the Wabash Valley hands out the award annually to a citizen that expresses generosity and leadership to help people throughout the Valley.
Lugar was honored to receive the award and is grateful for recognition.
Lugar served as a Republican in the U.S. Senate from 1977 to November 2013. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom during his tenure. The medal is the most prestigious award handed out to civilians for efforts in world peace and cultural developments.
Oprah Winfrey and former president Bill Clinton are among the few to receive the award.