reportedthat US President Joseph Biden posthumously placed Steve Jobs on the list of awards for one of the two highest civilian awards in the United States, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The award ceremony will take place on July 7th. In addition to Jobs, the medal was awarded posthumously to Labor leader Richard Trumka and Senator John McCain. The remaining 14 people will receive the medals personally.
Steve Jobs is honored 11 years after his death. This is a little belated, but nonetheless an acknowledgment of this man’s services to the United States and humanity at large. Through Jobs’ efforts and will, we know the world of smartphones as he presented it with the launch of the first iPhone in 2007. Jobs’ collaborator in the design of Apple devices, Jonathan Ive, was made a Sir by the Queen of Great Britain in 2012, while he was still alive.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom was instituted by President John F. Kennedy in 1963. Over the past 69 years, it has been awarded to more than 647 awardees. This award goes to individuals (not necessarily civilians) who have made significant contributions to the security and interests of the United States.