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Every day in this country, ordinary Americans become extraordinary. It can happen in a single instance of bravery - or through continued service to others. These acts of courage and self-sacrifice symbolize the American spirit and are recognized every year by our nation's greatest heroes.

Each year a nationwide search is conducted which selects five United States citizens and one organization to receive the Citizen Honors awards. The honorees 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. These brave Americans have received the Medal of Honor for their acts of valor performed during wartime and present the Citizen Honors awards to Americans who are showing courage and dedicating themselves to service here at home.

Nominations for the 2020 Awards are due by November 1, 2019.

2020 Nominations Are Now Closed.

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Aaron Feis

Aaron Feis

Single Act of Heroism

Aaron Feis

Aaron Feis

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Single Act of Heroism

Year

2019

State

Parkland, Florida

Aaron Feis is selected as a 2019 Single Act of Heroism Honoree for his courage on February 14, 2018, when he shielded his students during an incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Though Mr. Feis succumbed from injuries related to the incident, he is attributed with saving the lives of at least two students. Feis’ selfless heroism reflects honorably on himself, his family and the State of Florida.

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Anthony Borges

Young Hero Award

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Anthony Borges

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Young Hero Award

Year

2019

State

Parkland, Florida

Anthony Borges is selected as a 2019 Young Hero Honoree for his courage on February 14, 2018, when he shielded 20 of his classmates during an incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Anthony’s heroism reflects honorably on himself, his family, and the people of Florida.

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Blaine Hodge

Single Act of Heroism

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Blaine Hodge

category

Single Act of Heroism

Year

2019

State

, California

Blaine Hodge is selected as a 2019 Single Act of Heroism Honoree for his act of heroism on September 10, 2018, when he came to the aid of a woman being attacked by a man with a machete. Hodge’s compassion and extraordinary heroism reflects great credit upon himself, his family and the State of California.

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Healing Household 6

Community Service Hero Award

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Healing Household 6

category

Community Service Hero Award

Year

2019

State

Richlands, North Carolina

Healing Household 6 is selected as the 2019 Community Service Hero Honoree for their work that connects caregivers of US Veterans with the essential resources needed to strengthen the family support foundation. Healing Household 6 builds resilient households by focusing on the well-being of the family, helping to alleviate household tension, and empowering caregivers and children. The mission of Healing Household 6 reflects great credit upon the State of North Carolina.

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Peter Wang

Young Hero Award

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Peter Wang

category

Young Hero Award

Year

2019

State

Parkland, Florida

Peter Wang is selected as a 2019 Young Hero Honoree for his courage on February 14, 2018, when he succumbed from injuries sustained while trying to help his classmates scape an incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Mr. Wang’s classmates credit him with saving several lives during the incident. Peter’s heroism reflects honorably on himself, his family, and the people of Florida.

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Travis Mills

Service Act

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Travis Mills

category

Service Act

Year

2019

State

, Maine

Travis Mills is selected as the 2019 Service Act Honoree for his lifetime of selfless service to the members of the combat wounded community. Through his founding of The Travis Mills Foundation, retired United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills supports post 9/11 recalibrated veterans and their families through long-term programs that help these heroic men and women overcome physical obstacles, strengthen their families, and provide well deserved rest and relaxation. SSgt Mills’ lifetime of selfless service to combat wounded veterans and their families reflects favorably on him, his family and the citizens of the United States.

Kimberly Scofi

Kimberly Scofi

Service Act

Kimberly Scofi

Kimberly Scofi

category

Service Act

Year

2018

State

Atlanta, Georgia

Kimberly Scofi was selected for her selfless service in support of veterans through her work with United Military Care and other veterans-based service organizations.

Matthew Cobos

Matthew Cobos

Single Act of Heroism

Matthew Cobos

Matthew Cobos

category

Single Act of Heroism

Year

2018

State

Trabuco Canyon, California

Matthew Cobos was selected for his courageous act on October 1, 2017, when he shielded and provided life-saving medical treatment to concertgoers injured in a mass shooting during the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas strip in Nevada.

Robert Engle

Robert Engle

Single Act of Heroism

Robert Engle

Robert Engle

category

Single Act of Heroism

Year

2018

State

La Vergne, Tennessee

Robert Engle was selected for his courageous act on September 23, 2017, when he subdued a gunman inside Burnette Chapel Church of Christ. Engle’s actions prevented further loss of life in the deadly shooting.

2018 Citizen Honors Finalists

Single Acts of Heroism

Service Acts

Young Hero Award

Community Service Hero Award

Kevin Chitwood

Louisville, KY

Stephen Willeford

Sutherland Springs, TX

Taylor Winston

Las Vegas, NV

Arjun Mainali

Hicksville, NY

Diane Starzak

Oakpark, CA

Jim McIngvale

Houston, TX

Lisa Klein

Oakland, CA

Patricia Baisden

Forest Park, GA

Charlie Finlayson

Eagle, ID

Macy Coulter

Grand Junction, CO

Marcus Eliason

Flagstaff, AZ

Melina Rayne Lakey

Anderson, IN

Blue Ridge Honor Flight

Asheville, NC

Gold Star Teen Adventures

Fayetteville, NC

Operation Gratitude

Chatsworth, CA

The Mission Continues

St. Louis, MI