President Joe Biden is the tallest civilian in the United States, with 17 people including actor Denzel Washington, gymnast Simone Biles, and the late John McCain. Awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom. An Arizona Republican with whom Biden served in the US Senate.
Biden also admits New York City nurse Sandra Lindsay, who rolled up his sleeves live on television in December 2020 and received the first COVID-19 vaccination in the United States. The White House announced on Friday.
Biden's honor list, first shared by the White House with the Associated Press, includes living honors from the world of Hollywood, sports, politics, the military, academia, civil rights and the advocacy of social justice. Both of the honors of death are included.
The Democratic President will present a medal at the White House next week.
Biden himself has received the medal. President Barack Obama honored Biden's long-standing duties as US Senator and Vice President by awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom in January 2017, a week before Biden resigned.
The winner, who receives the medal from Biden, said, "To overcome significant obstacles to achieving impressive achievements in art and science and to defend our most vulnerable people. We have devoted our lives, acted courageously, and driven change, paving the way for future generations in their communities and around the world, "said the White House.
This honor is given to those who have made exemplary contributions to US prosperity, values, security, world peace, and other important social, public or private efforts. House said.
Biles is the most decorated American gymnast in history, winning 32 medals at the Olympic and World Championships. She is a frank advocate of very personal issues for her, such as the athlete's mental health, her foster child, and the victim of sexual assault.
Lindsay became an advocate of COVID-19 vaccination after receiving her first vaccination in the United States.
McCain, who died of a brain tumor in 2018, has been bred in Vietnam for over five years. In the US Navy. He later represented Arizona in both houses of the Diet and was elected Republican presidential candidate in 2008. Biden said McCain was a "dear friend" and a "hero."
Washington is an Oscar-winning actor, director and producer. He has also won a Tony Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and a Cecil B. Demil Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a longtime spokesman for the Boys&Girls Club of America.
The other 13 medal winners are:
- Simon Simon Campbell. Campbell is a member of the Sisters of Social Service and a former Managing Director of NETWORK, a Catholic social justice organization. She is an advocate of economic justice and is reviewing the US immigration system and health policy.
- Julieta Garcia. According to the White House, Garcia, a former president of the University of Texas at Brownsville, became the first president of the university in Latina. She was named one of the best university presidents in the country by Time magazine.
- Gabrielle Giffords. The Democratic Party of Japan, a former member of the Arizona House of Representatives, has founded Gifford, an organization dedicated to ending gun violence. She was seriously injured when she was shot in her head during a composition event in Tucson in January 2011.
- Fred Gray. Gray was one of the first black members of the post-reconstruction Alabama Legislature. He was a prominent civil rights lawyer representing Rosa Parks, NAACP, Martin Luther King Jr.
- Steve Jobs. Jobs was the co-founder, chief executive officer, and chairman of Apple Inc. He died in 2011.
- Father Alexander Carlotos. Karloutsos is an assistant to Archbishop Demetrius of the United States. The White House said Carloutos advised several US presidents.
- Hizuruhan. The son of an army officer in Khan, an immigrant from Pakistan, was killed in Iraq. Kahn became nationally famous after speaking at the 2016 Democratic National Convention and became the target of Donald Trump's wrath.
- Diane Nash. Nash, a founding member of the Student Nonviolence Coordinating Committee, organized some of the most important civil rights campaigns of the 20th century and worked with King.
- Megan Rapinoe. Olympic gold medalist and two-time Women's World Cup football champion Captain is OL Reign of the National Women's Soccer League. She is a prominent advocate of gender equality, racial justice and LGBTQI + rights in the White House in Biden.
- Rapinoe, who was in Denver's training camp when the White House called to honor her, saw her phone say "White House," and she made a prank or Robocall. I thought I was receiving it. Soccer said in a statement. She showed her phone to her teammates and her teammates advised her to answer her phone.
- Alan Simpson. A retired US Senator from Wyoming has served Biden, supporting campaign finance reform, responsible governance, and marriage equality.
- Richard Tolmka. Tolmka was the chairman of 12.5 million AFL-CIOs for more than a decade when he died in August 2021. He was a former president of a US miner.
- Wilmavot. Brigadier General Voat, one of the most decorated women in US military history, broke her gender barrier as she was promoted beyond her rank. When Vort retired in 1985, she was one of only seven female generals in the army.
- Raúl Yzaguirre. A civil rights advocate, Isagire has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Lalaza National Council for 30 years. He was the US Ambassador to the Dominican Republic under the Obama administration.