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National Medal of Honor Day: Honoring Heroes Through Service

March 25th marks a day of reverence and respect in the United States – National Medal of Honor Day. On this day, we pay homage to the extraordinary courage, selflessness, and valor of those who have been bestowed with the nation’s highest military honor. It’s a day to commemorate the indomitable spirit of these heroes and to celebrate their bravery, sacrifice, and unwavering commitment to protecting our freedoms.

Recipients Mike Fitzmaurice and Will Swenson, center, participate in a wreath-laying ceremony commemorating valor and sacrifice on National Medal of Honor Day at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery on March 25. 2017. (Francis Chung/Defense Department)

Commemorating Heroism

National Medal of Honor Day, observed annually on March 25th, traces its origins back to a congressional resolution signed by President George W. Bush in 1990. The resolution designated this day to honor the legacy and courage of those who have received the Medal of Honor, America’s highest military decoration.

The history of the Medal of Honor itself dates back to the Civil War when it was established by Congress in 1861. Initially created for the Navy, it later extended to the Army and Air Force. This prestigious medal recognizes individuals who have displayed exceptional acts of valor and bravery, often risking their lives above and beyond the call of duty in service to their country.

National Medal of Honor Day serves as a day of reflection, remembrance, and gratitude for the sacrifices and extraordinary valor of these remarkable individuals. It’s an occasion to honor their unwavering commitment to protecting freedom and upholding the highest ideals of courage and sacrifice, ensuring that their acts of bravery are remembered and celebrated for generations to come.

Honoring Heroes Through Action

National Medal of Honor Day stands as a testament to the valor and sacrifice of those who have gone
beyond the call of duty. Volunteering with Soldiers’ Angels is a chance to contribute, support, and
express gratitude to those who have dedicated their lives to protecting our nation’s freedoms.

As we commemorate the courage of Medal of Honor recipients, let us embody their spirit by extending a
helping hand to those who have served and continue to serve. Volunteering is not just an act of service;
it’s a tribute to the courage, sacrifice, and unwavering commitment of our Military members and
Veterans. Together, through our collective efforts, we honor their valor and ensure that their sacrifices
are never forgotten. Celebrate National Medal of Honor Day by stepping forward to make a difference in
the lives of those who have sacrificed so much for our country.

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