Elton John honored by President Joe Biden at White House
Written by arrow on September 25, 2022
President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden hosted Sir Elton John, multiple Grammy Award-winning recording artist and founder of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and his husband, David Furnish, on “A Night When Hope.” and History Rhyme” was organized in collaboration with The History Channel and A E Networks.
The President and First Lady honored Sir Elton’s remarkable musical and humanitarian legacy and celebrated the healing power of music for everyday history makers, including teachers and students, nurses, LGBTQ advocates, military families, mental health advocates and others.
Sir Elton delights the crowd as he plays several of his hits including “Tiny Dancer,” “Rocketman” and “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” in front of the President on the South Lawn of the White House. John was surprised when she presented him with the National Humanitarian Medal.
“I am honored to receive the National Humanitarian Medal from President Biden and the First Lady from the White House on such a great occasion,” said Sir Elton John. “I felt an emotional appreciation for the achievements of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Since I started with a foundation on my kitchen table in Atlanta 30 years ago, I vowed that I would never leave anyone behind, and I will continue to do so.
“It is a pleasure to see our inspirational founder, Sir Elton John, honored at the White House tonight. With the support of our partners, we will continue to find innovative ways to deliver access, empowerment, care and justice to those who need it most,” said Anne Aslett, CEO of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.