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The Congressional Medal of Honor Society's National

PATRIOTS AWARD

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Even Heroes have heroes, and Medal of Honor recipients are no different from the rest of us in admiring the patriotism, courage, and actions of others.  In 1968 the members of the Medal of Honor Society designed and presented the first NATIONAL PATRIOTS AWARD.  Since then it has been presented regularly at their Bi-annual (now ANNUAL) reunions to a "distinguished American who exemplifies the ideals that make our country strong."  These great Americans' "dedication to freedom, their love for fellow man, their allegiance to our flag with a full understanding of its demands, are accepted without reservation."

The award itself is a gold medallion bearing the seal of the Medal of Honor society on its face and an inscription on the reverse bearing the name of the recipient and brief details of the award.

patriot_awd.jpg (8223 bytes)Past recipients include Bob Hope, Jimmy Stewart, Will Rogers, Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush, and others.  In 1998, for the first time in the award's history, it was presented to a married couple, Bob and Elizabeth Dole.   (Click on the image of this prestigious award at left to view a roster of its recipients.)

 


The members of the Medal of Honor Society have developed other awards as well to recognize the patriotism of  notable Americans.  The Bob Hope Award for Excellence in Entertainment has been presented to patriotic entertainers like Billy Ray Cyrus and more recently to General Carl E. Mundy, Jr. 

At their reunion in 1997 the members of the Society introduced their new "Tex" McCrary Award for Excellence in Journalism and presented it to CNN news anchor and former Marine Bernard Shaw.  The 1998 Award was presented to CBS News Correspondent Mike Wallace.

Another Medal of Honor Society recognition is the DISTINGUISHED CITIZENS AWARD.  Your webmaster is both humbled and honored that the Society chose to present this award to him at the dedication of the Medal of Honor memorial in Pueblo, Colorado in 1998.

All three of these additional awards are the same gold medallion with an inscription on the back.  The inscription on the back of my award says:

The Congressional Medal of Honor Society Presents
The Distinguished Citizens Award
To
DOUGLAS STERNER
A True American Patriot who firmly believes in God, children and love of country, always selflessly giving in support of those beliefs.


pam_sorenson.jpg (12092 bytes)Yet another Society award is a plaque that is often presented to local citizens for their efforts to promote patriotism, serve America, and foster the ideals that make our Nation great.  The plaque bears the seal of the Medal of Honor Society surrounded by the seals of the five branches of military service.   At left Medal of Honor recipient and 1995 6th Regional Director Dick Sorenson poses with my dedicated wife Pam after the Society presented this special award to the two of us.  In 1998 the Members presented a similar plaque to the ENTIRE City of Pueblo for its ongoing efforts to preserve the history of its hometown heroes.

 

The Congressional Medal of Honor Society
40 Patriots Point Road
Mt. Pleasant, SC   29464

Phone (843) 884-8862
Fax (843) 884-1471
e-mail: medal@awod.com
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