London, April 24 (ANI): U.S. born singer Bruce Springsteen, who has European immigrant roots, was honoured with the ”Ellis Island Family Heritage Award.
The 60-year-old from New Jersey received the award at a glittering event where he was accompanied by his mother and aunts – the women who he said “provided me with place” and “filled my family and all of my work with great meaning”.
The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation presented Springsteen with the Ellis Island Family Heritage Award. These awards are given to immigrants or their descendants “who have made a major contribution to the American experience,” reports The Mirror.
“You can”t really know who you are and where you”re going unless you know where you came from,” Springsteen said. (ANI)