Another Honor for A Former ‘Purple People Eater’
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has announced his first recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and a former Minnesota Viking is among them.
The recipients include Alan Page, who began a legal career after leaving the NFL and served on the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Others include the wife of a major Republican Party donor, the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history, Elvis Presley and Babe Ruth.
Trump will also posthumously recognize the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
Medals are going to Miriam Adelson, a doctor and wife of casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, a Republican donor; Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, who is retiring after more than 41 years in the U.S. Senate and former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation's highest honor for a civilian.