On Friday afternoon at the White House, one of the Minnesota Vikings’ all-time great players received the nation’s highest civilian honor.
Former Vikings’ defensive tackle Alan Page was one of seven people to be presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The Presidential Medal of Freedom recognizes those people who have made “an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors”
You can see the video of the ceremony below. If you want to skip straight to Justice Page receiving his award, you can go to the 1:35 mark. . .that’s one hour and thirty-five minutes. . .of the video. For some reason, the first hour of the video is just a static screen saying that the ceremony is starting soon, followed by remarks from the President.
As we said when we first mentioned Justice Page receiving this honor, feel free to leave your political opinions far, far away from the comments on this particular story.
Justice Page will be at the middle school in Minneapolis that bears his name on Monday to display his Presidential Medal of Freedom if you’re in the area and would like to check that out.
Congratulations, once again, to Alan Page on receiving yet another amazing honor in an amazing career and life, both on and off the football field.