The Medal of Honor Convention is about Community. Whether you live in it, serve on behalf of it, or wear the uniform to defend it: veterans, citizens, military, police, fire, EMT’s, paramedic’s, Chicago Public School Students, Department of Aviation, JROTC, ROTC, USO and countless sponsors, supporters and volunteers, you all answered the call to Commit to Courage.
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About the Medal of Honor
The Congressional Medal of Honor was established by a joint resolution of Congress on July 12, 1862. The Medal of Honor is awarded in the name of Congress to a person who while a member of the armed services distinguishes him or herself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his/her life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States.
The President in the name of Congress has awarded more than 3,400 Medals of Honor to our nation’s bravest soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and coast guardsmen. There are currently 95 living Medal of Honor Recipients.