National Medal of Honor Day

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Monday March 25, 2013 All Day


Unknown to many, this past March 25 marked the 150th official National Medal of Honor Day. The first awards were given out in 1863 to a group of six men for gallantry in the Civil War.

Each year, Medal of Honor recipients lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns in honor of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. They also present Citizen Service Before Self Honors to three Americans who have demonstrated courage and selfless in their civilian lives similar to what the recipients did in combat.

For additional information, visit the Congressional Medal of Honor web site and take 10 to watch this video.