33 Cities Across Texas Issue Proclamations Establishing ‘Moment of Honor’ on National Medal of Honor Day
Local Governments Urge Americans to reflect upon the bravery of our nation’s heroes
ARLINGTON, TX – (March 24, 2020) – Ahead of National Medal of Honor Day this Wednesday, March 25th, 33 cities in Texas issued proclamations to establish a ‘Moment of Honor’ at 3:25pm on 3/25 in honor of America’s Medal of Honor recipients. The inaugural Moment of Honor is being organized by the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation (NMOHMF) and will bring together Americans to reflect upon the bravery of these great heroes. A full list of the cities that issued ‘Moment of Honor’ proclamations may be found here.
“We are incredibly proud to have 33 partners across Texas join us for this inaugural Moment of Honor to give thanks to Medal of Honor recipients and reflect on the uniquely American values they represent,” said NMOHMF President and CEO Joe Daniels. “These heroes gave so much to protect our nation, and we are committed to preserving their stories for all to honor and learn from. By establishing a ‘Moment of Honor’ on National Medal of Honor Day, we will bring together our country each year to contemplate the service of those who have done so much to protect and preserve our way of life.”
Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams issued a proclamation on behalf of his city, which is the NMOHMF’s partner in North Texas and the site of its future home. Watch Mayor Williams’ full address here. Mayor Williams officially designated the Moment of Honor as “3:25 PM on Medal of Honor Day, March the 25th, 2020, when our city and our citizens will remember the sacrifices and heroic acts of those brave individuals who have received this high honor.”
The NMOHMF is on a mission to inspire America by honoring the lives, actions and values of our nation’s Medal of Honor recipients through the creation of a museum in Arlington, Texas, and national monument in our nation’s capital. For National Medal of Honor Day this year, the Museum is asking all Americans to join together in honoring Medal of Honor recipients by: