Congressional Medal of Honor Information and Lesson Plans





I'd rather have the Medal of Honor than be the President of the United States. Harry S. Truman



On September 18, 2008 between 9 am – 12 pm select middle and high schools in Cherry Creek and Aurora will be fortunate enough to host a Medal of Honor recipient for a student assembly. Dr. Moses, Superintendent of Cherry Creek Schools, is the Education Committee chair for the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s annual convention, this year hosted in Denver during the week of September 16-20.


     Medal of Honor Society Video        


                  Complete School Visitation Packet  



The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States. It was created by Congress in 1861 and the medal is bestowed by the President of the United States.  To be recommended for a Medal of Honor a soldier must perform an act of personal bravery or self-sacrifice; the act must involve risk of life; and the action must represent gallantry above the call of duty and have at least two eyewitnesses. Since the Civil War, more than 39 million men and women have answered the call to serve. Of those, 3,463 served with such uncommon valor that they were presented the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award.  Today there are 105 living recipients of the Medal of Honor.

When a Medal of Honor Recipient enters the room, the President of the United States and the Joint Chiefs stand and salute the recipient.

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