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March 25, 2017

Medal of Honor Recipients Recognize Citizen Heroes

ARLINGTON, Va., March 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medal of Honor Recipients commemorated National Medal of Honor Day with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery today. Afterwards, the Recipients presented their 2017 Citizen Honors Awards to five outstanding Americans and the Fisher House Foundation.
"On National Medal of Honor Day we are humbled to lead the Nation in recognizing those who have sacrificed and honorably fought to d...

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March 09, 2017

Hubbard Broadcasting Chairman Joins Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation

ARLINGTON, Va., March 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation has appointed Stanley Hubbard, Chairman of Hubbard Broadcasting, to its board of directors.
"Stan embodies the values of selfless service, courage, integrity and patriotism we stand for in the Foundation," said Louis Chênevert, Foundation co-chairman. "We'll rely on his leadership in business and the community to help us create more nationwide awareness and support for our education, outre...

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February 24, 2017

Medal of Honor Foundation now operating in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medal of Honor Recipients gathered in Los Angeles yesterday to announce the opening of their Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation's Western Region Office.
Local government and business leaders also attended the opening ceremony held at the Jonathan Club in downtown Los Angeles, where the Foundation office is located.
"We are thrilled to have opened our regional office in Los Angeles," said Tom Kelley, Medal of Honor Recipient ...

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February 23, 2017

Medal of Honor Recipients Announce 2017 Citizen Heroes

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announced today its 2017 Citizen Honors Award winners. The six heroes were chosen by the Recipients of the Medal of Honor from a field of 20 finalists in the nationwide program.
Since 2008, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society has selected U.S. citizens and community organizations for their acts of courage and selfless service which epitomize the American spirit. These extraordinary American citizen...

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February 03, 2017

Hometown hero talks of war, service, community

TONTOGANY When Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers was first invited to return to his alma mater at Otsego High School, he wanted to find a way to enact positive change in the Otsego school district.
The 1997 graduate and Medal of Honor recipient told a more than 200 attendees he hopes the new Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s Character Development Program helps to pay forward what he received from the community.
President Barack Obama presents Navy Senior Chief Edward...

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December 16, 2016

Red Apple Group Chairman and CEO Joins Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation ( has appointed John Catsimatidis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Red Apple Group, to its board of directors.
"John exemplifies what it means to achieve the American dream," said Louis Chênevert, Foundation co-chairman. "He'll be a powerful force for the Foundation because he brings amazing dedication to giving back to the community and endless passion for our ...

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April 01, 2017

Newest Bath Iron Works Ship Named After Korean War Hero

The future USS Thomas Hudner is christened before its namesake and nearly 1,000 others at a blustery outdoor ceremony Saturday at the Bath shipyard.

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March 25, 2017

'Fox & Friends' Celebrates Vets' Heroism on Medal of Honor Day

Fox & Friends celebrated Medal of Honor Day on Saturday by honoring two recent recipients of the military's highest honor.
Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter discussed how in 2010, he jumped in front of an enemy grenade to save a fellow Marine in Afghanistan.
He said he only remembers a few seconds of the attack, but recalled being in a "mud hut outpost" during a daytime skirmish when he took his heroic action.
Five weeks later, he woke up in Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington.
"The military...

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March 25, 2017

On Medal of Honor Day, a nation's military heroes honor courageous civilians

ARLINGTON, Va. Always a select group, the number of living recipients of the nation’s highest military award for valor continues to dwindle. Many of the 75 living Medal of Honor recipients are Vietnam War veterans in their 70s and 80s. Traveling for them isn't as easy as it used to be, so it's a special event, indeed, that can bring so many of them together.
More than 20 of those honorees gathered Saturday in the shadow of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, wher...

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March 24, 2017

To recognize war heroes, Trump resurrects long-neglected 'Medal of Honor Day'

WASHINGTON — President Trump hosted the nation's most decorated war heroes at the White House Friday as part of a recognition of the rarely celebrated Medal of Honor Day.
"Each of you has risen above and beyond the call of duty in defense of our country, our people, and our flag. You have poured out your hearts, your sweat, and your tears like few others, and your blood — most importantly your blood for the United States of America," Trump told about 25 Medal of Honor recipients in the Oval...

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March 09, 2017

Remembering Female Trailblazer: Dr. Mary Walker

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ARLINGTON, VA (WUSA9) - In honor of Women's History Month, WUSA9 wanted to learn more about one of the great American heroes, that often gets overlooked. Dr. Mary Walker is well-known in many military circles, because of the 3,500 recipients of the Medal of Honor, she is the only woman ever selected.
"Dr. Mary Walker was a trailblazer of sorts," said Ron Rand, the President and CEO of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. "I think Dr. Mary Walker is a real l...

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February 27, 2017

Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation Opens Office in Los Angeles

The Congressional Medal of Honor is the highest honor presented to military personnel.  Only 75 individuals have one who are alive today. Over 3,500 have been presented since its inception when President Abraham Lincoln established it.  Today there is a foundation that promotes those same values associated with this honor.  Just this week, a West Coast office has opened in Los Angeles to spread the word about their character development program to students in Southern California.  NBC4’s Cona...

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Foundation at a Glance

This fact sheet provides an at-a-glance overview of essential information about the Medal of Honor Foundation.

Medal of Honor Facts Sheet

A concise overview of the Medal of Honor, including its significance, design history, and symbolism.

June 01, 2016


Charity Navigator has awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation a coveted four-star rating. This prestigious rating shows that the CMOH Foundation is able to consistently execute its mission to educate our nation about the values embodied in the Medal of Honor and successfully manage its finances in an efficient and effective manner.

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