"Stan Musial played legendary baseball, but he is more than a sports legend. His years of service and compassion to his fellow man prove that Stan Musial is nothing short of a hero."
"Both in and out of a Cardinal uniform, Stan exemplifies the values of sportsmanship discipline, hard work, grace, consistency, excellence and humility."
"Stan Musial embodies the qualities that the Medal of Freedom was designed to celebrate"
"...as the first lady embarks on her "Let's Move" campaign to encourage children to be active and exercise, it would be fitting to recognize the man who embodies the American spirit of sportsmanship and inspired Americans and Poles to take up baseball."
"Stan 'The Man' Musial's unrivaled skill in the batters box was only matched by his decency and dedication to the St. Louis community and the country."
"Stan has exhibited a life-long commitment to the St. Louis community and his country."
"As representatives of the St. Louis bi-state region and proud members of Cardinal Nation, we are joining with thousands of fans across the country to "Stand for Stan."
"His selfless nature is known, not only in Missouri, but around the world."