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The Future Home For America’s Greatest Heroes



A national treasure that will commemorate our best and bravest who serve as an inspiration to all Americans.

The Medal of Honor is our nation’s highest and most prestigious military decoration. Presented to roughly 3,500 recipients since its founding during the Civil War, the medal symbolizes the timeless American ideals of courage, patriotism, sacrifice, integrity, and humility.

The stories of Medal of Honor recipients, demonstrating bravery in combat at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty, serve as a beacon to all Americans. These legacies deserve a permanent home on the national landscape. The National Medal of Honor Museum, to be located on the banks of Charleston Harbor in South Carolina, will be their home.

You can help make the museum a reality. Please consider donating today.

"A nation that does not honor its heroes will not long endure."

Abraham Lincoln
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The nation’s highest medal for valor in combat.

The mission of the National Medal of Honor Museum and its attendant education center is to commemorate the stories of our Medal of Honor recipients, unite Americans around what it means to be patriotic, and inspire us to find the hero within ourselves. At a time when Americans yearn for common ground, visitors will appreciate the deeds our best and bravest have done in defense of our liberty and the virtue of putting service over self.

America needs a National Medal of Honor Museum. You can help.

3,518

Medals of Honor Presented to Date

2,449

Medals Awarded to Members of the US Army

748

Medals Awarded to Members of the US Navy

299

Medals Awarded to Members of the US Marines

18

Medals Awarded to Members of the US Air Force

1

Medal Awarded to Members of the US Coast Guard