National Medal of Honor Day

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National Medal of Honor Day

Today is National Medal of Honor Day, and I would be remiss if I didn't acknowledge it one here, since we spend so much time talking about recipients and their stories here.

From the law which established the day:

Whereas the Medal of Honor is the highest distinction that can be awarded by the president, in the name of the congress, to members of the armed forces who have distinguished themselves conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of their lives above and beyond the call of duty ... Whereas public awareness of the importance of the Medal of Honor has declined in recent years; and Whereas the designation of National Medal of Honor Day will focus the efforts of national, State, and local organizations striving to foster public appreciation and recognition of Medal of Honor recipients.

If you haven't seen all the videos that The American Legion has done with recipients, you should GO TO THIS LINK.  Nonetheless, here is a taste of some of the excellent videos you can find about these amazing men.

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