Hank Aaron brought a whole lot of Atlanta to DC this weekend to celebrate his 80th birthday. Friday's event also saluted Mr. Aaron's photo presentation at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.The first part of the weekend can be seen below.
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Update: 2/11/14 - 6:10 PM - On Saturday night, Andrew Young, Bud Selig,Vernon Jordan, Thomas Tull, Franco Harris, Julian Bond and many others joined Mr. Aaron at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery to salute the presentation of Aaron's photo. A recap can be found below:
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On Friday, Major League Baseball Commissioner, Bud Selig, co-hosted a reception to honor Hank Aaron. The event, which took place at The Hay Adams Hotel, drew quite a crowd, including several MLB Hall of Famers.
|Attorney General Eric Holder|
|Reggie Jackson and Bud Selig|
Here is Mr. Aaron's acceptance speech at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery on Saturday, February 8, 2014.
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