The Medal of Honor was created during the American Civil War and is the highest military decoration presented by the United States government to a member of its armed forces. The recipient must have distinguished themselves at the risk of their own life above and beyond the call of duty in action against an enemy of the United States.
The Congressional Medal of Honor Society established the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation in 1999 to perpetuate the legacy of the Jul 22, 2008 K9 Congressional Medal of Honor Photograph shows Brutus, a canine Medal of Honor recipient.
The 2012 Congressional Medal of Honor Society convention in Hawaii. Photos by Robert M. Bush. Sep 07, 2018 To receive a Congressional Medal of Honor, you must enlist in a branch of the U.
S. Armed Forces and be engaged in military action. During your service, serve your fellow service members to the best of your ability. President Trump Attends Congressional Medal Of Honor Society R 10 pictures Embed U. S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks during a Congressional Medal of Honor Society reception at the East Room of the White House September 12, 2018 in Washington, DC.
The Medal of Honor The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States. Generally presented to its recipient by the President of the United States of America in the name of Congress. The 2011 Congressional Medal of Honor Society convention in Louisville, KY. Photos by Robert M. Bush. Grand ReOpening of the Medal of Honor Museum at Patriot's Point.
After being closed since August 21st, 2006, the CMOHS Museum reopened to the public during Memorial Day Weekend 2007. " The Congressional Gold Medal is given to individuals who exemplify the American spirit by serving their community and helping those less fortunate, which is what Byron Nelson devoted his life to doing.
Additions and changes to the list of recipients of the medal since the 1979 have been regularly published by the Congressional research Service. World War II African American Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Sep 07, 2018 How to Receive a Congressional Medal of Honor. The Medal of Honor is the most prestigious award that a person can receive for serving in the Armed Forces of the United States.
The Medal is presented to a service member who performed an Sep 13, 2018 The Congressional Medal of Honor Society held an autograph session for the public, with 44 Medal of Honor recipients, at Westin Hotel, as part of its 2018 convention in Annapolis. ANDERSON, JAMES, JR. Rank and Organization: Private First Class, U. S. Marine Corps, 2d Platoon, Company F, 2d Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division The original Medal of Honor was designed for the Navy.
The design included an inverted, fivepointed star with a cluster of laurel leaves (for victory), mixed with oak (for strength) on each of the star's five points.
Because the medal is presented" in the name of Congress"it is often referred to informally as the" Congressional Medal of Honor". However, the official name of the current award is" Medal of Honor"as it began with the U.
S. Army's version. For awards made after 1978, the citations are taken either from the CRS Report for Congress: Medal of Honor Recipients: dated 4 June 2008, or in some cases, from the citations officially released and published at the time of award by the White House; U. S. Army Human Resources Command, Awards and Decorations Branch