President Donald Trump awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to seven prominent civilians on Friday but surprised the audience with a special tribute to rock and roll singer Elvis Presley.
Trump also awarded medals to Miriam Adelson, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, Justice Alan Page, and Quarterback Roger Staubach, as well as s baseball player George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Jr. and Justice Antonin Scalia.
Members of the Supreme Court, including Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Chief Justice John Roberts, attended the ceremony.
Trump praised Staubach for his service in the military and his pro-football career leading the Dallas Cowboys to win the Super Bowl two times.
He noted that Justice Alan Page was also a college hall of fame quarterback for Notre Dame and a professional NFL player for the Vikings before becoming a Minnesota Supreme Court Justice.