President Trump will honor major American figures, many of them posthumously, for their huge contributions to American society. Fox News reports:
Seven people – including Elvis Presley, legendary slugger Babe Ruth and the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia – will be given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Trump, the White House announced.
The award will be bestowed upon the “distinguished individuals” on Nov. 16, according to a news release Saturday.
“This prestigious award is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, which may be awarded by the President to individuals 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,” the news release said.
The White House noted Presley’s accomplishments in the music industry and described him as “an enduring American icon 4 decades after his death.”
Honoring these legends is critical to maintaining American history and culture, and the President will do just that this Friday.