Rock and roll icon Elvis Presley has been posthumously honored with the Presidential Medal Of Freedom.
The award is the US’ highest civilian honor and recognizes the “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”.
Presley is joined by baseball great Babe Ruth and Supreme Court justice, Antonin Scalia in receiving the award posthumously.
Elvis Presley Arbresha12 [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons
The others being honored are the long-time Republican senator Orrin Hatch, the philanthropist and political donor Miriam Adelson and retired NFL stars Alan Page and Roger Staubach.
The medals will be handed out in a ceremony at the White House on November 16th.