Honored to Remember Our Medal of Honor Heroes

“Selfless bravery.” “Undaunted courage.” “Above and beyond the call of duty.”

Since 1861 when the Congressional Medal of Honor was first created, such words of praise have been spoken by Presidents from Lincoln to today. Our nation’s highest military honor has been reserved for the very bravest, those who sacrificed in the face of grave danger, America’s greatest Armed Forces members.

It is our honor to reflect, respect and thank all of them.

National Medal of Honor day is March 25

Dedicated to all Medal of Honor recipients, this special date commemorates when Secretary of War Edwin Stanton presented the first awards to six members of “Andrews Raiders” for their volunteer participation during a Civil War raid in April of 1862. Only 3,515 have received this rare recognition since, shared among all military branches from the Army, Navy and Air Force to the Marines and Coast Guard. A full archive of every recipient can be found at the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s website. We invite you to learn more, as well as review additional photos/videos/audio at www.cmohs.org

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