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Elvis to be given Presidential Medal of Freedom


By: Elvis Australia
Source: whitehouse.gov
November 11, 2018
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Elvis Presley is one of seven people who will be given the Presidential Medal of Freedom on November 16 by President Trump.

The White House noted Elvis' accomplishments in the music industry and described him as 'an enduring American icon 4 decades after his death'.

'Elvis also served nearly 2 years in the United States Army, humbly accepting the call to serve despite his fame', the news release said.

'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.

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