Published: Sun, November 11, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Babe Ruth, Roger Staubach, Alan Page to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Babe Ruth, Roger Staubach, Alan Page to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

In addition to Page, the medal will be posthumously given to Babe Ruth, Elvis Presley, and Antonin Scalia.

Presidential Medals of Freedom are bestowed on individuals, typically Americans, "who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security of national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors", according to the White House.

Adelson, the wife of billionaire Republican donor Sheldon Adelson, is cited by the White House for founding research centers committed to fighting substance abuse and, with her husband, establishing the Adelson Medical Research Foundation, which supports research on life-threatening illness.

President Donald Trump will award the nation's highest civilian honor to an eclectic group including living political allies and long-dead American icons. Senator Orrin Hatch, 84, the Utah Republican retiring at the end of this congressional term after serving since 1977, will also receive the award.


Trump announced the names of those receiving the award on Saturday, and will present the awards on Friday, Nov. 16.

Alan C. Page is a former football player and lawyer. Ruth is considered one of the greatest hitters of all time, Staubach led the Cowboys to a pair of Super Bowl titles, and Page was the NFL MVP in 1971 with the Minnesota Vikings before going on to a legal career that included more than two decades as a judge on the Minnesota Supreme Court. 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'. In 1988, he started the Page Education Foundation, which went on to provide scholarships to almost 7,000 students.

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. Elvis also served almost 2 years in the United States Army, humbly accepting the call to serve despite his fame.

George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Jr.is a baseball legend. He 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.

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