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Elton John Awarded Medal by Joe Biden for his Work to end Aids

Elton John Awarded Medal by Joe Biden for his Work to end Aids – Following a special performance at the White House, Elton John was moved to tears after receiving the National Humanities Medal for his efforts to end AIDS from the president of the United States. Friday evening, the singer performed on the White House lawn for the president and first lady and about 2,000 “everyday history makers.” Teachers, students, nurses, LGBTQ+ advocates, military families, and mental health advocates attended the event, A Night When Hope and History Rhyme.

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Organised by the History Channel and A+E Networks, John performed several of his hits, including Tiny Dancer, Rocket Man, and Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me, before the president, Joe Biden, and first lady, Dr Jill Biden, surprised John with the National Humanities Medal for his work to end Aids and assist those living with the condition through the Elton John Aids Foundation.

John said he was “flabbergasted” and felt honoured for the recognition. “Since I founded the Foundation at my kitchen table in Atlanta 30 years ago, I made a commitment not to leave anyone behind and will continue on this mission,” he said.

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“We are striving for a future where people of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations and gender identities have the opportunity to live free from Aids, stigma, injustice and maltreatment – and I’m so grateful recognition like this brings us a step closer to making that a reality.”

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It was the 75-year-old British songwriter’s first White House performance since 1998, when he performed with Stevie Wonder at a state dinner honoring former British prime minister Sir Tony Blair alongside Stevie Wonder. John is currently on his farewell tour, which he began in July after more than fifty years of performing.


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