As his time in office comes to an end, President Barack Obama is making the most of things and honoring those who have inspired him.
During a ceremony at the White House, he handed out 21 Presidential Medals of Freedom, the highest civilian honor, to many “groundbreaking” artists, actors, and athletes.
“These are folks who have helped make me who I am,” President Obama said said during the celebration in the White House East Room.
Among those receiving the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom was the famous talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres.
To us, Ellen is an incredible host and the voice of one of the most beloved animated characters of all time. But to the President, she is an inspiration. That is a lot to live up to!
Throughout her career, she has proved how much of an impact one person can have if they “just keep swimming.” The smile on the President’s face proves just that.
He believes that the people who have been awarded, Ellen included, helped push America forward and inspired people around the world. I can’t agree more! What do you think about Ellen getting this high honor?
If you love Ellen, you will enjoy this video of her surprising a mom who singlehandedly rescued a bunch of children after a bus crash.
Don’t forget to SHARE this incredible honor that Ellen has received with all of your friends and family!
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