Trump to award freedom medals to Elvis, Babe Ruth

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Trump to award freedom medals to Elvis, Babe Ruth

Trump to award freedom medals to Elvis, Babe Ruth

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FILE PHOTO – Street banners line Elvis Presley side road close to Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, May 28, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will award the 2018 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Elvis Presley, George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Jr. and 5 different folks, the White House stated in a observation on Saturday.

The medal is the absolute best civilian honor within the United States and is given every year to individuals who have made remarkable contributions to the safety or nationwide pursuits of the United States, to international peace, or to cultural or different vital public or personal endeavors.

Trump may even award the medal to Miriam Adelson, a doctor who in conjunction with her husband Sheldon Adelson, a billionaire on line casino mogul, is a significant donor to the Republican birthday celebration, Jewish reasons international, and clinical analysis.

Also receiving the award subsequent week might be Republican Senator Orrin Hatch, former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice and the primary African-American to serve on that court docket Alan Page, the past due Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and previous skilled soccer participant Roger Staubach.

Reporting via Yeganeh Torbati; Editing via Chizu Nomiyama

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