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Trump says 7 to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Trump says 7 to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Trump has selected Elvis Presley as one of seven recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to be awarded at a White House ceremony on Friday.

Two football Hall of Famers are also among the honorees: former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach, who also volunteered to fight in the Vietnam War and later became a businessman and champion of charitable causes such as the United Way; and defensive tackle Alan Page, who would later go on to become the first African-American to serve on the Minnesota Supreme Court.

The White House on Saturday announced upcoming recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor awarded in the USA, and among the recipients is Miriam Adelson, wife of business magnate and Trump backer Sheldon Adelson.

US President Donald Trump addresses a "Make America Great Again" rally at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, November 3, 2018 in Belgrade, Montana. Orrin Hatch, who is retiring after more than 41 years in the U.S. Senate.

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation's highest honor for a civilian. "Congratulations to my friend Senator Hatch".

"Adelson is a committed doctor, philanthropist, and humanitarian", the White house announcement said.

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Congratulations to Alan Page on receiving this fantastic honor from the president.

When talking about the greatest players to ever suit up for the Minnesota Vikings, the discussion should always include Alan Page. In 1988, he started the Page Education Foundation, which went on to provide scholarships to almost 7,000 students.

Elvis Presley was an American Icon, actor, and musician, defining a generation of rock and roll. 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'. George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Jr. played for four baseball teams between 1914 and 1935.

And Staubach, a "hall-of-fame quarterback", also played in the National Football League and claimed two Super Bowl victories, according to the news release.

"[Ruth] set records that stood for decades, including 714 home runs, 2,873 hits, 2,174 runs, and 2,062 walks-and he remains unmatched with a.690 slugging percentage", the President's statement read.