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NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR DAY

 

    The United States Congress has designated March 25th of each year as NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR DAY, a day dedicated to Medal of Honor recipients.   (Public Law 101-564)  Conceived in the State of Washington, this holiday should be one of our most revered.  Unfortunately all too many Americans are not even aware of its existence.

WHY MARCH 25th?
The date of March 25th was chosen to highlight this special day because it was on March 25 (1863) that the first Medals of Honor were presented...to six members of Andrews' Raiders.  If you haven't read the story you can follow the hyperlink below titled THE FIRST PRESENTATION to read about that historic day.

WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT?
National Medal of Honor day is celebrated in some communities, however for the most part the occasion comes and goes with little notice.  As a patriotic American there are a few things YOU can do to commemorate this day:

 

[History of the Medal of Honor]   [The First Presentation]
  [MOH Statistics] [Interesting Facts about the Medal
[Time Line of MOH History]  [National Medal of Honor Day]

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