Urges Americans to reflect upon the actions and bravery of our nation’s heroes
ARLINGTON, TX – (March 19, 2020) – Today, the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation (NMOHMF) announced it will be holding the first-ever “Moment of Honor” on National Medal of Honor Day, March 25th, at 3:25 pm ET. The moment will be a time for all Americans to stop and give thanks for our nation’s Medal of Honor recipients.
“Now more than ever, it is imperative that our nation come together to reflect on what it means to serve and protect our way of life. America’s bravest heroes have given so much in their service to our country. By holding a ‘Moment of Honor,’ we can honor these recipients and the values they embody: patriotism, courage, integrity, commitment and sacrifice. On National Medal of Honor Day and every day, we are inspired by their stories and give thanks for all they have done,” said Joe Daniels, President and CEO of the NMOHMF.
Congress passed a resolution in 1990 establishing March 25 as National Medal of Honor Day, honoring the Medal and its recipients. To date, 3,525 Medals of Honor have been awarded, stretching from the first in 1863 to the most recent last year. Like so many other special events and activities this year, Medal of Honor Day will be commemorated differently than ever before. On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, we ask all Americans to join us in honoring Medal of Honor recipients by:
“As a Medal of Honor recipient, I am proud to work alongside the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation to ensure the values of the Medal and its recipients – courage, patriotism and sacrifice – will live on for future generations to learn from. This Moment of Honor gives all Americans the opportunity to reflect on and apply the values the Medal represents to their everyday lives.”
For more information about the ‘Moment of Honor,’ stay tuned for updates at mohmuseum.org.