3,501 – that’s the number of people who’ve been awarded the Medal of Honor. 3,501 out of 43+ million who’ve served in the U.S. military since the Civil War. Out of these, 72 are living Recipients, inspiring others across the nation.
What is the Medal of Honor? It’s the highest military honor a Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine, or Coast Guardsman can receive for bravery beyond the call of duty.
It’s the only military award that’s presented to Recipients by the President of the United States on behalf of Congress.
Those who wear it earned it. They put themselves in great danger, to save the lives of others. Though their stories vary, they all share something in common: the Medal of Honor values.
Challenging ourselves to always make brave choices
Choosing responsibility over activities that only serve ourselves
Holding ourselves accountable for what we do and say
Standing up for our beliefs whether they’re popular or not
Showing consideration for everyone in our community
Improving our community and inspiring others to do the same
Recipients know you have these qualities too – and it’s up to you to bring them out.
Recipients, together with the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, help to inspire and educate Americans on these values, through outreach, the Character Development Program, and LiveUp.
You can get more info on the Foundation, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, and their leadership programs at:
Now it’s your turn to lead. Join LiveUp and learn how to make a difference while inspiring others to do the same. We’ve taken topics relevant to you and turned them into activities that’ll help build your confidence, all based on the Medal of Honor values.
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