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Arlington, Texas

Museum

Arlington, Texas

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Washington, D.C.

Monument

Washington, D.C.

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Global Reach

Museum

Arlington, Texas

Museum

Arlington, Texas

Monument

Washington, D.C.

Monument

Washington, D.C.

Institute

Global Reach

Institute

Global Reach

THE MEDAL OF HONOR

IS THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS RECOGNITION BESTOWED UPON A MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Established by President Abraham Lincoln in 1861, the Medal of Honor is our nation’s highest recognition of valor in combat.

Earned through every major conflict in our nation’s history since the Civil War, the Medal of Honor commemorates those who were willing to risk their lives to protect and serve our country and the ideals we hold most dear.

The National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation is dedicated to sharing the stories and values of these incredible heroes—and to inspire America to build upon their legacies.

A High Honor

An Incredible Impact

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In the last 160 years, over 40,000,000 Americans have served in the U.S. Armed Forces since the Civil War. Only 3,511 have received the Medal of Honor.

Above and Beyond

"CONSPICUOUS GALLANTRY AND INTREPIDITY AT THE RISK OF LIFE ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY"

Each Medal of Honor recipient has demonstrated utmost courage on the battlefield. While their stories are unique, there are values shared by each hero that have become central to the Medal and all it represents.


Through the National Medal of Honor Museum and Institute in Arlington, Texas, the National Medal of Honor Monument in Washington, D.C., and the National Medal of Honor Institute, we celebrate these legacies of sacrifice and courage so that we may recognize and develop these values within ourselves.

These are their stories.

we are their legacy.

Gary Beikirch

IN HONORED REMEMBRANCE
Sgt. Beikirch passed away on December 26, 2021.

Final Mail Call in progress: Please join us in paying tribute to his extraordinary life, legacy, and devotion to his injured comrades during the Vietnam War.

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Roy Benavidez

…Although in extremely critical condition due to his multiple wounds, Sergeant Benavidez secured the classified documents and made his way back to the wreckage, where he aided the wounded out of the overturned aircraft, and gathered the stunned survivors…

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Daniel Inouye

…With complete disregard for his personal safety, Second Lieutenant Inouye crawled up the treacherous slope and hurled two grenades, destroying the emplacement. Before the enemy could retaliate, he stood up and…

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A NATION REVEALS ITSELF NOT ONLY BY THE MEN IT PRODUCES BUT ALSO BY THE MEN IT HONORS.

PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY

Awarded by the President, in the name of Congress, the Medal of Honor commemorates those who have shaped our nation’s history and continue to inspire its future with their acts of valor, humanity, patriotism, and sacrifice.

Together, that is exactly what we are going to help them do.

Join the Mission

Start your week with stories from Medal of Honor recipients and the latest news from NMOHM.

Listen to real-life heroes as they share their stories of valor, sacrifice, and leadership.

Join over 100,000 other proud Americans and stay up to date with recipient and Museum news.

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Through education, leadership, and inspiring spaces for learning and reflection, the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation preserves and expands the impact of the 3,511 award recipients and the more than 40 million Americans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces since the Civil War.

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