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The Pueblo Chieftain is proud to be an official sponsor of the HomeOfHeroes website.   For the last several decades the staff at The Chieftain often used its pages to call to mind the sacrifice of our veterans and the heroism of our citizens who have served in uniform.  Publisher Robert Rawlings, a World War II veteran himself, says:

The Medal of Honor recipients help us as a community to remember all men and women who have served our country in times of peace and war and especially those who gave their lives." 

It was Mr. Rawlings who initially conceived the dream for the four large bronze statues that stand in what is now known as "Heroes Plaza" in Pueblo.  He personally led the drive to raise funds for the project, assembling a team of sponsors that not only brought the impressive National Medal of Honor Memorial to fruition, but also brought nearly 100 of the living recipients of the Medal of Honor to Pueblo for its dedication.

Located at the Pueblo Convention Center, Heroes Plaza features four larger-than-life bronze sculptures of Pueblo's hometown heroes:  Bill Crawford, Carl Sitter, Raymond Jerry Murphy and Drew Dix.  Behind them on polished black granite are engraved the names of all Medal of Honor recipients since the birth of the award in 1862.

Dedicated at the Medal of Honor reunion in September 2000, the United States Congress has declared it a NATIONAL Medal of Honor Memorial and proclaimed the City of Pueblo to be America's Home Of Heroes.

For his own laudable efforts, Mr. Rawlings received one of our Nation's most prestigious awards, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society Distinguished Citizen's Award.  The Pueblo Chieftain, as well as individual reporters, have also been recognized with numerous awards for their coverage of these patriotic events in Pueblo.  The 44-page Medal of Honor supplement and Medal of Honor Society Convention booklet, published by The Chieftain for the 2000 convention have been repeatedly recognized in the newspaper industry for their professionalism and patriotism.  Thousands of these items have been mailed all over the world, free of charge, from the HomeOfHeroes.com website. 

We invite you to visit The Pueblo Chieftain online by clicking on our button below.  Use our search engine to browse our archives for past stories on the Medal of Honor and its recipients.

 

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