Among them is prominent Republican donor Miriam Adelson, who nibbled on pizza and mini hotdogs as she watched this week's midterm results with Trump at the White House alongside her husband, casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson. A ceremony at the White House has been scheduled for Friday.
Sheldon Adelson, 85 and according to Forbes the 14th-richest person in America in 2017, gave Trump's campaign $82m during the 2016 election. ELVIS AARON PRESLEY Elvis Presley defined American culture to billions of adoring fans around the world.
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.
Donald Trump has announced his first recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest U.S. civilian honor. The last Medal of Freedom ceremony took place on November 22, 2016, when President Barack Obama honored 21 individuals including Robert De Niro, Diana Ross, Ellen DeGeneres, Tom Hanks, Lorne Michaels, Newton Minow, Robert Redford, Vin Scully, Bruce Springsteen and Cicely Tyson.
Roger Staubach is a Hall-of-Fame quarterback who played for the National Football League for 11 seasons and won two Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys. They've also help support Jewish schools, Holocaust memorial organizations and Israeli military personnel. Senator Orrin Hatch, 84, the Utah Republican retiring at the end of this congressional term after serving since 1977, will also receive the award. His Page Education Foundation has provided scholarships to 7,000 students.
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Page played for the Vikings from 1967 until 1978, and was a member of the legendary "Purple People Eaters" line-up.
"Adelson is a committed doctor, philanthropist, and humanitarian", the White house announcement said.