About the Foundation

About the Foundation

The Congressional Medal of Honor Society established the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation in 1999 to perpetuate the legacy of the Medal through outreach and collaboration.

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Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal Of Honor Recipients

The Medal of Honor is the highest U.S. military decoration awarded by Congress to a member of the armed forces for gallantry and bravery in combat at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty.

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Citizen Honors

Citizen Honors

Medal of Honor Recipients award Citizen Honors each year to recognize civilians who have made a difference in the lives of others through heroism or selfless service.

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Character Development

Character Development

The MOH Character Development Program prompts students, athletes, scouts and others to think of others first, make good choices every day and build stronger communities.

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You've just got to try to do everything you can when it's your time to do it.

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December 07, 2016

Nashville, Tennesse Training

This full day training will provide you with all the tools you need to bring the Medal of Honor Character Development Program into your classroom. This flexible, cross-curricular resource, which uses the Oral Histories of Medal of Honor Recipients, focuses on how students can use these examples of courage, commitment, sacrifice, integrity, citizenship and patriotism to influence change in their own communities. There is no cost for attendance; your school can be reimbursed for the cost of your substitute teacher. Middle and High School teachers from all subject areas along with counselors, coaches, and administrators are invited to attend.

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December 08, 2016

Santa Barbara, California Training

This full day training will provide you with all the tools you need to bring the Medal of Honor Character Development Program into your classroom. This flexible, cross-curricular resource, which uses the Oral Histories of Medal of Honor Recipients, focuses on how students can use these examples of courage, commitment, sacrifice, integrity, citizenship and patriotism to influence change in their own communities. There is no cost for attendance; your school can be reimbursed for the cost of your substitute teacher. Middle and High School teachers from all subject areas along with counselors, coaches, and administrators are invited to attend.

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November 07, 2016

In His Own Words: Watch Hacksaw Ridge Hero and Medal of Honor Recipient Desmond Doss Tell His Story

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recently released movie Hacksaw Ridge tells the amazing story of the courageous actions in WWII of Medal of Honor Recipient Desmond Doss. To provide insight into the man the movie is abou...

October 14, 2016

Medal of Honor Recipient Richard A. Pittman Passes Away at 71

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., Oct. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announces that Lance Corporal Richard A. Pittman, Medal of Honor recipient, passed away Thursday evening, October 13, 2016, in Stockton, Califo...

October 13, 2016

Bank of America's Brian Moynihan Joins Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation (www.themedalofhonor.com) has appointed Bank of America CEO and chairman of the board Brian Moynihan to its board of directors.
"We're thrilled Br...

September 19, 2016

New Mobile-Friendly Website Brings Medal of Honor to Everyone, Everywhere, All the Time

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation today unveiled its new website, www.themedalofhonor.com, featuring dynamic content and compelling video designed to educate Americans about the M...

June 01, 2016

Medal of Honor Foundation's 4-Star Charity Navigator Rating Improves

ARLINGTON, Va., June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Charity Navigator, America's largest charity evaluator, announced today it has raised its 4-star rating for the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.
Charity Navigator, which initially awa...

May 26, 2016

Medal of Honor Recipients on Memorial Day seek heroes to recognize

ARLINGTON, Va., May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Americans commemorate the service and sacrifice of the men and women of our Armed Forces this Memorial Day, America's 76 living Medal of Honor Recipients requested today that citizens acro...

May 25, 2016

National Medal of Honor Day 2016

ARLINGTON, Va., March 25, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's Medal of Honor Recipients laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery today to commemorate National Medal of Honor Day. They also presented the...

March 23, 2016

Medal of Honor Recipient Santiago Erevia dies at 70

From The Army Times by: Kevin Lilley, March 23, 2016 (photo credit: Mike Morones/Army Times Staff)
Erevia was one of three living Medal of Honor Recipients out of the 24 service members celebrated at the White House on March 18, 2014. Each receiv...

February 16, 2016

Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients Name 2016 Citizen Honors Award Winners

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announced today its 2016 Citizen Honors Award winners. The five awardees selected for their acts of courage or selfless service are: Chris Mintz of R...

February 01, 2016

Congressional Medal Of Honor Foundation Names Chief Operating Officer

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation has appointed Mike Caldwell as its Chief Operating Officer.
"We are very pleased that Mike Caldwell has joined the Congressional Medal of Honor Fo...

February 01, 2016

Medal of Honor Society Announces 2016 Citizen Honors Award Finalists

Feb 01, 2016, 10:00 ET from Congressional Medal of Honor Society
ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announced its 2016 Citizen Honors Award finalists today. The 20 finalists were nomin...

December 07, 2015

Medal of Honor Recipients Seek Citizen Heroes for National Award

Dec 07, 2015, 10:00 ET from Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation
ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's 78 living Medal of Honor Recipients want citizens across the nation to nominate unsung heroes to receive the Con...

December 07, 2015

Medal of Honor Recipient Tibor Rubin Passes Away at 86

Dec 07, 2015, 15:07 ET from Congressional Medal of Honor Society
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., Dec. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announces that Corporal Tibor Rubin, Medal of Honor Recipient, passed away Sat...

December 03, 2015

Medal of Honor Recipient George T. Sakato Passes Away at 94

Dec 03, 2015, 12:09 ET from Congressional Medal of Honor Society
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., Dec. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announces that Private George T. Sakato, Medal of Honor Recipient, passed away...

November 12, 2015

These Veterans Are Special But They Are Not "Winners"

Nov 12, 2015, 08:00 ET from Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation
ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today at 11 a.m., President Obama will decorate an American hero, Captain Florent A. Groberg, U.S. Army (Ret) with the Me...

November 10, 2015

Medal of Honor Recipients Ask Citizens To Nominate Unsung Heroes For Special Honor

Nov 10, 2015, 10:00 ET from Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation
ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's 78 living Medal of Honor Recipients want citizens across the nation to nominate unsung heroes to receive the Co...

October 15, 2015

CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR FOUNDATION TO HONOR LINDA HUDSON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:
Tommy Pruitt, Event Chair
Medal of Honor Gala & Golf Classic
Tpruitt2@comporium.net
843.810.5253
CHARLOTTE, N.C., October 5, 2015 The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation announced today it will honor Linda Hud...

September 21, 2015

Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation Names Two New Directors

Sep 21, 2015, 15:06 ET from Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation
ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation (http://www.cmohfoundation.org) appointed Fox News Channel On the Record hos...

March 27, 2015

Congressional Medal Of Honor Foundation Announces Election Results

Mar 27, 2015, 13:22 ET from Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation
ARLINGTON, Va., March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation Board of Directors has elected former United Technologies Corp. (UTC) Chairm...

March 25, 2015

Congressional Medal of Honor Society Presents 2015 Citizen Honors in Celebration of Medal of Honor Day

Mar 25, 2015, 11:00 ET from Congressional Medal of Honor Society
ARLINGTON, Va., March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Society celebrated Medal of Honor Day and recognized its 2015 Citizen Honors Recipients at...

March 23, 2015

American Airlines Serves Nation's Military Heroes With Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation Partnership

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This week American Airlines will recognize those who have received the nation's highest military honor by hosting nearly 30 United States Medal of Honor Recipients in the days leading up to the nat...

March 20, 2015

Congressional Medal of Honor Society and Foundation Release Medal of Honor Day Schedule

ARLINGTON, Va., March 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Society and Foundation announced today the 2015 National Medal of Honor Day and Citizen Honors Program schedule. The three 2015 Citizen Honorees, selected f...

March 20, 2015

Delta to Serve as National Sponsor for Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation

By Delta News Hub Staff Writer
Posted March 20, 2015
Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has signed on as a national sponsor for the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, furthering its commitment to members of the U.S. armed forces.
"These true Ame...

March 05, 2015

Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation Announces 2015 Citizen Honors Program Honorees

Mar 05, 2015, 14:00 ET from Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation
ARLINGTON, Va., March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation announced its 2015 Citizen Honors Program honorees today.  The three honorees...

October 31, 2014

Medal of Honor Recipients Recognize Hometown Heroes

Oct 31, 2014, 10:58 ET from Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation
ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since 2008, Recipients of the Medal of Honor our nation's highest award for wartime acts of valor have recognized loc...

September 03, 2014

America's Heroes to Honor Civilians for Courage and Service

Sep 03, 2014, 16:14 ET from Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation
ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since 2008, Recipients of the Medal of Honor our nation's highest award for wartime acts of valor have asked citizens...

Citizen Honors

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