Over the past weekend, the White House announced that President Trump would be awarding the nation's highest civilian\u00a0honor to a wide range of recipients; seven people who have bestowed a true honor to American culture, both alive and those who have passed on. Among those seven people is the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, and iconic professional baseball player, Babe Ruth. President Trump will also be honoring the lives and work of\u00a0former Dallas Cowboys quarterback\u00a0Roger Staubach,\u00a0former Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle and first African-American judge on the Supreme Court\u00a0Alan Page,\u00a0philanthropist\u00a0Miriam Adelson,\u00a0Utah Senator\u00a0Orrin Hatch,\u00a0and late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. University of Dayton assistant political science professor\u00a0Christoper Devine has confirmed that this Medal of Freedom choosing, in particular, is notable due to its number of former athletes and posthumous awardees. Devine studies the Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients and said that while "unusual" due to the size of the group and the number of deceased recipients, it's still ultimately the president's decision. While all recipients are important in their own light, the most notable recipient might be that of Elvis Presley, who is being honored for his service in the American military from 1958 to 1960. While being a well-known name in the entertainment industry, it's surely selfless of Elvis to dedicate a portion of his life to serving his county. Read onto the NEXT page to find out more about the other recipients... Babe Ruth is being honored as one of America's biggest names, especially in sports history. When he began his sports career as a left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, a team that is fiercely dominating to this day, little did he know that he would become a household name in America several years after his death in 1948. Not only is he a household name and American staple, but he is also a huge inspiration for athletes\u00a0everywhere, especially aspiring baseball players. The other recipients of this award are incredibly important as well. Miriam Adelson established\u00a0the Adelson Medical Research Foundation, which supports research to prevent, reduce, or eliminate disabling and life-threatening illness, alongside her husband Sheldon. In correlation with the establishment of this foundation, she also practices internal and emergency medicine. Orrin Hatch is one of the longest-serving senators in United States history and represented the state of Utah for more than 41 years. He has also advocated for global freedom since the start of his political career. Alan Page, as previously mentioned, is a\u00a0former Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle, but was also the very first African-American judge on the state's Supreme Court in 1992. He served for more than 20 years and his\u00a0Page Education Foundation has since provided scholarships to almost 7,000 students. Antonin Scalia can be remembered as one of the greatest Supreme Court Justices of our time. According to the White House website, Scalia can be described as someone who was "rooted in America\u2019s founding principles, legal heritage, and constitutional obligations." Roger Staubach was a\u00a0former Dallas Cowboys quarterback who played 11 seasons in the NFL. He also served his time in the Vietnam War. Following that, he was able to dedicate some time and effort to charitable causes such as Allies in Service, an organization that is dedicated to supporting military families. Please SHARE this article to spread the news about these wonderful Medal of Freedom honorees! Check out the video below of Elvis Presley's army discharge and homecoming.