Ellen DeGeneres Received Presidential Medal of Freedom


Ellen DeGeneres got emotional at the award.

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On 22nd November , 2016… One of 21 recipients that was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award was Ellen DeGeneres. It is therefore one of the highest honor for a civilian.  Hence, prestigious award presented to individuals who have contributed positively to notable progress in the United States. Therefore, her courage in coming out about 20 years  ago. During a time when marriage equality was not prevalent in the U.S . As a result aided the progress of LGBT equality was mentioned

WATCH On YouTube :  Ellen DeGeneres Receives Presidental Medal of Freedom Award .

This year’s honorees include :

Bruce Springsteen, Kareem Abdul-Jabar, Michael Jordan, Bill and Melinda Gates, Tom Hanks, Vin Scully and other notable great people.

The officiator speech :

“In a career spanning three decades, Ellen DeGeneres has lifted our spirits and brought joy to our lives as a stand-up comic, actor and television star .   At every role she reminds us to be kind to each other and to treat people as each other wants to be treated.  At a pivotal moment, her courage and candor helped change the hearts and minds of million of Americans. Accelerating  our nations constant drive towards equality and acceptance for all.  Again and again Ellen DeGeneres has showed us that a single individual can make the world a more fun. More  open more loving place, so long as we just keep swimming,”.

In conclusion

President Obama bestowed DeGeneres with the presidental medal, and she got Emotional. Aww.

 

WATCH On YouTube :  Ellen DeGeneres Receives Presidental Medal of Freedom Award .

To see Barack Obama’s New House :    Click here !