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The Congressional Medal of Honor Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Medal of Honor and its Recipients, inspiring Americans, and supporting the Recipients as they connect with communities across the country. Chartered by Congress in 1958, its membership consists exclusively of those individuals who have received the Medal of Honor.

The Society carries out its mission through outreach, education and preservation programs, including the Medal of Honor Museum, Congressional Medal of Honor Outreach Programs, the Congressional Medal of Honor Character Development Program, and the Congressional Medal of Honor Citizen Honors Awards for Valor and Service. The Society’s programs and operations are funded by donations.

Medal of Honor

The Medal of Honor is our nation’s highest, and rarest, military award for valor in action, presented to those who have demonstrated gallantry and intrepidity, at the risk of their lives, above and beyond the call of duty. These distinguished individuals are set apart by their integrity and deep love of country, their courage and sacrifice.

The Congressional Medal of Honor Society was chartered by Congress in 1958 to protect, preserve and perpetuate the legacy of the Medal of Honor and its Recipients. The Society’s membership is composed exclusively of the living Recipients of the esteemed Medal of Honor.

character development program

The Medal of Honor Character Development Program teaches courage, commitment, integrity, sacrifice, citizenship and patriotism to students through educationally grounded lessons developed by teachers for teachers. These six values are embodied in the Medal of Honor and exemplified in the actions for which it has been awarded. Both the elementary and secondary resources of the Character Development Program teach students to recognize and exemplify these values, making the materials useful as a classroom management system or a tool to create a positive and healthy school culture.

The entire Medal of Honor Character Development Program is available at no cost to educators. The curriculum includes individual and group activities, worksheets and extended activity suggestions, and resources such as Medal of Honor citations, live and archived webinars, and an extensive living history collection.


Support from our community, patrons and sponsors makes the Medal of Honor Celebration in San Antonio possible. For sponsorship inquiries, please contact us.

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