Hearty congratulations are in order for two Latinos who will soon receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.
Grammy Award-winning musician Arturo Sandoval and Nobel Prize-winning environmental scientist Mario Molina join 14 other honorees who will receive the presidential award, known as the nation’s highest civilian honor.
Other recipients include former president Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey.
Obama released an official statement this week, announcing the list of recipients.
“The Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to men and women who have dedicated their own lives to enriching ours,” Obama wrote. “This year's honorees have been blessed with extraordinary talent, but what sets them apart is their gift for sharing that talent with the world.”