First Lady Melania Trump alongside President Trump honored several Americans from all walks of life for their “hard work, heroism, and hope” during the coronavirus pandemic at a presidential recognition ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House Friday afternoon.
For the ceremony, Melania donned a white floral print dress from Jason Wu. From the designer 2019 collection, the sleeveless white sheath dress features micro orange, black, green, and baby blue spotted floral effect print all across the dress, a round high neckline, and mid-length hem. It retailed for $1,595, but unfortunately this dress is sold out.
She completed her look with a pair of bright orange python-textured Manolo Blahnik BB Patent pumps.
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The presidential recognition ceremony is the second event President Trump held this month to “recognizing extraordinary Americans who have responded to the invisible enemy.” According to the White House, the President is honored to recognize a handful of individuals who have “gone above and beyond” to assist their fellow Americans during this challenging time and who represent the “American spirit of generosity and grace.”
Among those honored was Amy Ford, a nurse from West Virginia who volunteered at a New York City hospital. The state was ravaged by the pandemic in the month since the coronavirus outbreak exploded in New York.
“Amy got on a plane for the first time in her life and traveled to New York to help,” Trump said introducing Ford before handing her the award. “For the past 42 days, she’s been working 12-hour shifts in the intensive care units of Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn. Amy has been serving the coronavirus patients around the clock. She once held the hand of an elderly patient all night long, just so the woman would not feel alone. Thank you, Amy.”
Another honoree was NYPD Sergeant Spencer Garrett who tested positive for the coronavirus in late March and spent a month vigorously fighting the painful battle against the virus. Garrett was among the nearly 6,000 uniformed and civilians members of the force to test positive for the virus. The department lost 42 members to coronavirus-related illness.
The Sergeant recovered and immediately return back to work where now he distributes N-95 masks to residents he patrols in East Harlem.
President Trump told Garrett that he was his hero.
Ben Ross, the founder of Brackish Bow Ties who shifted his custom tie business to produce protective masks for health care heroes free of charge. He was awarded for donating over 2,000 face masks to 31 medical facilities in 10 states while keeping all his 48 of his employees on the payroll thanks to the Paycheck Protection Program.
Three Girl Scouts Laila Khan, Lauren Matney, and Sravya Annappareddy from Troop 744 in Elkridge, Maryland donated over 100 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to local healthcare workers and firefighters while also personally handwriting over 200 cards to doctors and nurses all across the nation.