Tom Hanks, Ellen DeGeneres to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

The Oscar-winning actor, often dubbed America’s dad and the Emmy-winning talk show host, actress and comedienne are among 21 recipients of Presidential Medal of Freedom, reports E! The award, recently announced by President Barack Obama, is presented 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 Presidential Medal of Freedom is not just our nation’s highest civilian honor—it’s a tribute to the idea that all of us, no matter where we come from, have the opportunity to change this country for the better,” Obama said in a White House statement. Two of Hollywood’s most beloved stars Tom hanks and Ellen DeGeneres are set to receive America’s highest civilian honor. “From scientists, philanthropists, and public servants to activists, athletes, and artists, these 21 individuals have helped push America forward, inspiring millions of people around the world along the way,” he added. Online. |

Published:November 17, 2016 3:48 pm

Tom Hanks and Ellen DeGeneres to be honoured with ‘Presidential Medal of Freedom’ awards on November 22. By: ANI | Washington D.c.