Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

Trump awards Babe Ruth Presidential Medal of Freedom

Babe Ruth, Roger Staubach, Alan Page to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom Trump to award Medal of Freedom to Elvis, Babe Ruth, among others
Sidney Guerrero | 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".

Sheldon Adelson, 85 and according to Forbes the 14th-richest person in America in 2017, gave Trump's campaign $82m during the 2016 election.

American singer and film star Elvis Presley, circa 1975.

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A victor of 11 ATP titles, the 28-year-old will look back at this season as a year of undeniable triumph. He quickly became a player with a burning desire to be amongst the best players in the world.

President Donald Trump on Saturday named seven individuals to receive Presidential Medals of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the U.S.

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.

Page played 15 NFL seasons with the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears, developing a reputation as one of the league's most fearsome pass rushers.

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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