The American singer and actor Elvis Presley will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Free Distribution of American Culture abroad.
This decision was made by US President Donald Trump, who will also give philanthropist Miriam Adelson, Sen. Orrin Hatch, lawyer Alan Feig, baseball player George "Babe" Ruth Jr., a former US Supreme Court member, Antonin Gregory Scala, and American soccer player Roger Stauber on November 16
As stated in the White House statement, Presley was and remains an "American symbol" and an idol of billions of people.
"Elvis Presley has shown American culture to billions of admirers around the world, and Elvis Presley remains an undisputed American icon four decades after his death," the statement said.
It should also be noted that great fame did not prevent Presley from serving in the US Army for almost two years and prove himself a true patriot.