First lady Melania Trump on Wednesday received a “Woman of Distinction” award from Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA), despite pushback from some students and alumni in Florida over the move.
“When we teach our children to cherish our values and care for each other, they are better prepared to carry on Americans’ legacy of compassion, service and patriotism,” the First Lady said while accepting the award, adding it is “our duty as adults and parents to ensure children have the best opportunities to lead fulfilling, healthy and successful lives.”
Watch the First Lady's full acceptance speech at the Palm Beach Atlantic University's 2020 Woman of Distinction award ceremony below.
Mrs. Trump, thank you for favoring @PBAUniversity by accepting this award. You inspire us to encourage and protect our fellow citizens. The PBA Women of Distinction event celebrates the virtues of serving and giving modeled by you and the 55 prior recipients of the award. https://t.co/2lUO6DpjE6— Palm Beach Atlantic (@PBAUniversity) February 20, 2020