Medal of Honor

Congressional Medal of Honor Society and Foundation Announce Operational Enhancements to Expand Virtual Educational Programs and Better Support Veterans

Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 3:00pm

With the Society focused on education and outreach around their core values of courage, sacrifice, commitment, integrity, citizenship, and patriotism, the Foundation can expand their development efforts in support of the Society.

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  • With the Society focused on education and outreach around their core values of courage, sacrifice, commitment, integrity, citizenship, and patriotism, the Foundation can expand their development efforts in support of the Society.
  • These operational changes have allowed the Society to further expand its educational programs through the Character Development Program.
  • About The Congressional Medal of Honor Society: Charter by Congress in 1958, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society is a 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Medal of Honor and its Recipients, inspiring America's youth and its Veterans, and supporting the Recipients as they connect with communities across the country.
  • The Medal of Honor Foundation, established in 1999, advances the mission of the Society and provides a path for financial support through private philanthropy gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations and receives no government funding.

Congressional Medal of Honor Society Now Accepting Nominations for 2021 Citizen Honors Awards

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 3:00pm

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Congressional Medal of Honor Society, today, opened their nominations for the 2021 Citizen Honors Awards.

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  • WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Congressional Medal of Honor Society, today, opened their nominations for the 2021 Citizen Honors Awards.
  • A panel assembled by the Society will consider all nominations and select finalists for the Citizen Honors Awards in the following categories: Single Act of Heroism; Service Act; Community Service; Young Hero; and Youth Service.
  • The honorees will receive this award from a group of Americans whose actions have defined the words courage and selfless service the living members of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.
  • For more information on the Citizen Honors awards and to nominate a group or individual, please visit https://www.cmohs.org/citizen-honors/nominate
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Evergreen Launches Medal of Honor Podcast

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 4:00pm

CLEVELAND, June 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Evergreen Podcasts is proud to launch the Medal of Honor podcast with support from the National Medal of Honor Museum .

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  • CLEVELAND, June 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Evergreen Podcasts is proud to launch the Medal of Honor podcast with support from the National Medal of Honor Museum .
  • The Medal of Honor podcast will be hosted by Ken Harbaugh.
  • "I can't think of a better time to launch the Medal of Honor podcast," noted Michael DeAloia, CEO of Evergreen Podcasts,"as our country is wrestling with what is honor and duty and how our beloved institutions, like the military, evolve in modern times."
  • Joe Daniels, President & CEO of The National Medal of Honor Museum was quoted as saying, "The National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation is honored to partner with Evergreen for the production of the Medal of Honor Podcast.

Medal of Honor Recipient Ronald J. Shurer II Passes Away at 41

Friday, May 15, 2020 - 2:00am

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., May 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Congressional Medal of Honor Society regretfully announces that Ronald J. Shurer II, Medal of Honor recipient, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Washington, DC, at the age of 41.

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  • MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., May 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Congressional Medal of Honor Society regretfully announces that Ronald J. Shurer II, Medal of Honor recipient, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Washington, DC, at the age of 41.
  • In the battle that followed, Shurer repeatedly exposed himself to enemy fire, including snipers and grenades, to retrieve and treat wounded comrades.
  • The Congressional Medal of Honor Society was chartered by Congress in 1958 and consists exclusively of the living recipients of our nation's highest award for bravery in combat, the Medal of Honor.
  • Although it is common to refer to the Medal as the Congressional Medal of Honor, it is simply named the Medal of Honor, although, as stated, the Congress did establish the Society as the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

Medal of Honor Recipient Bennie G. Adkins Passes Away at 86

Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 12:46am

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., April 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announces that Bennie G. Adkins, Medal of Honor recipient, passed away Friday, April 17, 2020, in Alabama at the age of 86.

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  • MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., April 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announces that Bennie G. Adkins, Medal of Honor recipient, passed away Friday, April 17, 2020, in Alabama at the age of 86.
  • Then-Sergeant First Class Adkins played a pivotal role in attempts to secure the base and hold off a much larger enemy force.
  • The Congressional Medal of Honor Society was chartered by Congress in 1958 and consists exclusively of the living recipients of our nation's highest award for bravery in combat, the Medal of Honor.
  • Although it is common to refer to the Medal as the Congressional Medal of Honor, it is simply named the Medal of Honor, although, as stated, the Congress did establish the Society as the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

Congressional Medal of Honor Society Announces 2020 Citizen Honors Awards

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 2:00pm

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Society, today, announced their 2020 Citizen Honors Award Honorees.

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  • WASHINGTON, March 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Society, today, announced their 2020 Citizen Honors Award Honorees.
  • The Congressional Medal of Honor Society continues to encourage, support, and honor the award recipients and will honor them at a later date.
  • Each year, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society conducts a nationwide search to select individuals in four categories and one organization to receive their Citizen Honors Awards.
  • For more information about the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, visit the Congressional Medal of Honor Society website at http://www.cmohs.org/ .

Statement by Congressional Medal of Honor Society President and Medal of Honor Recipient Drew Dix

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 4:32pm

The Medal of Honor is the military's highest award for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity, above and beyond the call of duty.

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  • The Medal of Honor is the military's highest award for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity, above and beyond the call of duty.
  • Of the nearly 50 million Americans who have served in the Armed Forces since President Abraham Lincoln signed it into law in 1861, the Medal of Honor has been bestowed upon fewer than .007% of those in combat.
  • The Congressional Medal of Honor Society, a 501(c)3 organization which consists exclusively of the living Recipients of the Medal of Honor, is dedicated to educating and inspiring Americans about the six values embodied in the Medal of Honor: courage, sacrifice, commitment, integrity, citizenship, and patriotism.
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Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center Announces Date for Official Grand Opening

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 3:00pm

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center (Heritage Center) today announced that it will officially open to the public at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2020.

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  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center (Heritage Center) today announced that it will officially open to the public at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2020.
  • "February 22, 2020 will be an exciting day for our city, state and country as we officially open the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center," said Major General William B. Raines, U.S. Army (Retired) and chairman of the board for the Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center.
  • "In this day and age where super heroes are all the rage at the box office, the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center will spotlight real super heroes, those ordinary men and women who performed an extraordinary act of valor under the most extreme circumstances," said Keith Hardison, executive director for the Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center.
  • For more information about the Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, please visit http://www.MOHHC.org or call 423-877-2525.

SAGICO Honored to Participate in the 2019 Medal of Honor Convention

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 5:00am

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --The City of Tampa recently served as the host location of the 2019 Medal of Honor Convention and SAGICO was on hand to honor these heroes.

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  • TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --The City of Tampa recently served as the host location of the 2019 Medal of Honor Convention and SAGICO was on hand to honor these heroes.
  • The Medal of Honor, the USA military's highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which is bestowed upon an individual.
  • The 2019 convention in Tampa was the largest gathering of Medal of Honor (MOH) recipients in nearly forty years and featured 46 of the 70 living honorees.
  • In addition to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, the team at SAGICO has a demonstrated commitment to supporting multiple military oriented organizations.

National Medal of Honor Heritage Center Paves the Way to Opening With "Bricks of Honor" Campaign

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 1:00pm

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Dec. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- With its official grand opening scheduled for Feb. 22, 2020, the Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center (Heritage Center) announced today the official launch of its "Bricks of Honor" campaign.

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  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Dec. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- With its official grand opening scheduled for Feb. 22, 2020, the Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center (Heritage Center) announced today the official launch of its "Bricks of Honor" campaign.
  • All funds raised from the campaign will be used to support the Heritage Center's $6.25 million capital campaign and fund future exhibit upgrades, special programs and other enhancements at the new National Medal of Honor Heritage Center.
  • Scheduled to open on February 22, 2020, the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center will be a place that preserves the heritage of the Medal of Honor and honors its tradition, culture and values.
  • To learn more about the new Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, please visit http://www.mohhc.org .