Home of Heroes is a reference site used by thousands of visitors every day to research military citation protocol, award recipient bios, stories of real heroes, and military history. Here you will find detailed information regarding the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, Air Force Cross, Silver Star, Heroes Stories, Medals and Awards, and Flag of Freedom. Home of Heroes is being continually updated for online visitors. Recipients will be added in periodic updates when additional citations are received and confirmed.
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Search Major Military Award Recipients
This index lists the names, branch of service, war or period, and more than 120,000 major awards presented to members of the U.S. Military, U.S. Civilians, and foreign allies.
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Celebrate Medal of Honor in March
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)
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.