USA TODAY – Cowboys owner Jerry Jones giving $20 million to help fund new National Medal of Honor Museum in Arlington, Texas

DALLAS – Jerry Jones can already hear it on a prime-time NFL telecast. The Dallas Cowboys owner imagines a national broadcast calling attention to the National Medal of Honor Museum and Leadership Institute down the road from AT&T Stadium, honoring the legacy of the medal’s recipients. Jones values that message.

“It says everything when I look at (us) saying, ‘We need to show each other love from every kind of bias we can talk about,’” Jones told USA TODAY Sports. “I’ve never seen anything that nails it like the recognition of the Medal of Honor winners and what they stood for.”

And so, on the 30th anniversary of National Medal of Honor Day – and 158 years to the day after the first Medal of Honor was bestowed during the Civil War as the highest military award for valor in combat – Jones is committing $20 million to advance the museum campaign. The funding pushes the museum to $70 million as it nears completion of its design phase, with plans to break ground next spring.

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