Published: Sun, November 11, 2018
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Elvis Presley among Trump's picks for Medal of Freedom recipients

Elvis Presley among Trump's picks for Medal of Freedom recipients

Trump will also posthumously recognize the late supreme court justice Antonin Scalia, a conservative forerunner of Trump appointees Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.

According to a White House statement Saturday, the medal is awarded to those who have "made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors". "Elvis Presley remains an enduring American icon 4 decades after his death".

"With her husband, Sheldon, she also established the Adelson Medical Research Foundation, which supports research to prevent, reduce, or eliminate disabling and life-threatening illness", the White House said.

Miriam Adelson is a doctor, philanthropist, and humanitarian, and has founded two research centers dedicated to combatting drug addiction. Senator Orrin Hatch, 84, the Utah Republican retiring at the end of this congressional term after serving since 1977, will also receive the award.


US President Donald Trump addresses a "Make America Great Again" rally at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, November 3, 2018 in Belgrade, Montana.

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach was tapped for volunteering to fight in the Vietnam War and the work he has done as a businessman. Scalia, who died in 2016, was lauded as "a champion of the Constitution". ALAN C. PAGE Justice Alan Page is an accomplished jurist, athlete, and philanthropist.

Both Staubach and Page led storied NFL careers - Staubach a two-time Super Bowl champion while Page is one of two defensive players to ever win MVP - however Page followed his football career by going back to law school and eventually becoming an Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Since 1988, his Page Education Foundation has provided scholarships to almost 7,000 students.

Ruth, meanwhile, is celebrated for setting baseball records that lasted for decades, creating the Babe Ruth Foundation, which sought to help underprivileged children, and for raising money for the war effort during World War II.

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