The Monument

THE national landmark

that will unite and inspire america

On a hot day in July 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Medal of Honor Monument Act by a unanimous vote of 416-0. The Senate also passed the bill unanimously, and it was signed into law by President Joe Biden on December 27, 2021.

A key part of the Washington, D.C. landscape, the National Medal of Honor Monument will inspire everyone who visits our nation’s capital—over 20 million guests each year.

designED by our nation

for our nation's heroes

The National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation is inviting every American citizen to help design this enduring national treasure in honor of our nation’s esteemed heroes.

Call for submissions will open in late 2022. Sign up for our newsletter for updates and submission guidelines.


An homage to America's medal of honor recipients in our nation's capital will remind visitors and residents alike of what it means to put your country first.


a memorial for
Ordinary Americans WHO
Became Legendary Heroes

In conjunction with the National Medal of Honor Museum and National Medal of Honor Institute, the Medal of Honor Monument will serve as a living marker of the valor and values personified by Medal of Honor recipients—and inspire us all to the greatness within.

a patriotic tribute,

The historical, patriotic, and civic importance of the Medal of Honor will be reflected in the Monument experience, which will be inspired by a national design competition. It will serve as an iconic reminder of what ordinary citizens can achieve when called to a greater purpose.

a legacy that stands
the test of time

As a national endeavor, a portion of our endowment will be allocated to maintain the Monument for generations to come, so that millions of visitors can experience the Monument in its true glory, year after year.



The National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation honors those who personify our country’s strongest ideals. These values weren’t born on the battlefield, but brought to it—a reminder to all of us of the hero waiting within.

Will you help us inspire america?

National Medal of Honor Museum

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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