Trump to Award Presidential Medal of Freedom to Former Football Coach Holtz

President Donald Trump will on Dec. 3 award the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, to former football coach Lou Holtz. "America recognizes Lou Holtz as one of the greatest football coaches of all time for his unmatched accomplishments on the gridiron, but he is also a philanthropist, author, and true American patriot," the White House said in a statement announcing Trump's intention to award Holtz the medal, which is granted to people who have made special contributions on behalf of the country. Trump first announced that he would be honoring Holtz with the accolade at a Sept. 4 press briefing, when the president called the Hall of Famer an "incredible leader" and a friend. “We’ve analyzed it very closely. We’ve looked at all those recommendations. We’ve looked at Lou’s life and his career and what he’s done for charity, and the football is obvious,” Trump said ...

Trump to Award Presidential Medal of Freedom to Former
Football Coach Holtz
President Donald Trump will on Dec. 3 award the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, to former football coach Lou Holtz. "America recognizes Lou Holtz as one of the greatest football coaches of all time for his unmatched accomplishments on the gridiron, but he is also a philanthropist, author, and true American patriot," the White House said in a statement announcing Trump's intention to award Holtz the medal, which is granted to people who have made special contributions on behalf of the country. Trump first announced that he would be honoring Holtz with the accolade at a Sept. 4 press briefing, when the president called the Hall of Famer an "incredible leader" and a friend. “We’ve analyzed it very closely. We’ve looked at all those recommendations. We’ve looked at Lou’s life and his career and what he’s done for charity, and the football is obvious,” Trump said ...