The German-American Hall of Fame, which was founded in 2004 to “recognize and celebrate the impact of German immigrants and their progeny to the United States”, has just announced that they have voted Donald Trump into the hall of fame for 2012. On October 17, a formal ceremony will be held at Trump Tower in New York to honor Mr. Trump.
Donald Trump is the grandson of German immigrants Frederich and Elizabeth Trump who came over to the United States in 1885 from Kallstadt, Pfalz. Upon receiving the news of his induction, Mr. Trump said that he was “honored to join the remarkable group of outstanding Americans already in the Hall”
Every year a posthumous inductee is also selected, and the German-American Hall of Fame has chosen to honor the famous civil engineer, John Roebling, who was behind the building of many famous American structures including the Brooklyn Bridge. Roebling will be recognized at the same ceremony taking place in October.
“By inducting Donald J. Trump and John A. Roebling into the German-American Hall of Fame, we are recognizing two great Americans of German ancestry who have truly changed the skylines and landscape of America,” said GAMHOF Chairman and Founder William Hetzler. “Literally tens of millions of Americans and visitors have shopped, traversed or lived in the architectural creations of Messrs. Trump and Roebling. We are most proud of them, their distinctive styles and their huge impact on the United States of America.”
Photo: Donald J. Trump and William Hetzler, GAMHOF Chairman via GAMHOF