Trump awards Babe Ruth Presidential Medal of Freedom
Trump awards Babe Ruth Presidential Medal of Freedom
Trump to award Medal of Freedom to Elvis, Babe Ruth, among others
11 November, 2018, 04:00
Also named to receive the award on November 16 was the wife of a major Republican Party donor, the longest-serving Republican senator in USA history and Elvis Presley.
The late Elvis Presley, Justice Antonin Scalia, Senator Orrin Hatch and Miriam Adelson will also receive the award.
Miriam Adelson, wife of Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson, will be awarded for her efforts to fight substance abuse and philanthropic support for medical research.
The White House, in announcing Presley, noted that he "defined American culture to billions of adoring fans around the world".
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American singer and film star Elvis Presley, circa 1975.
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The White House praised the senator, who is the longest serving Republican in history, for sponsoring the most bills that have become law as well as his work to confirm judges throughout his tenure. As a committed member of the American Jewish community, she has supported Jewish schools, Holocaust memorial organizations, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, and Birthright Israel, among other causes.
The medal is the highest civilian honour in the United States and is given annually to people who have made outstanding contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavours. The White House also said that it relished in how Presley 'fused gospel, country, and rhythm and blues to create a sound all his own, selling more than a billion records'. The couple founded the Page Education Foundation 30 years ago.
Ruth, one of baseball's all-time greats, was born in Baltimore.
"Adelson is a committed doctor, philanthropist, and humanitarian", the White house announcement said.
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