To build a National Medal of Honor Heritage Center to acknowledge and preserve the stories of those heroes who received our nation's highest military honor, and the wars in which they fought.
The National Medal of Honor Heritage Center will describe the eras of Medal of Honor history: The Civil War; Indian Campaigns; Wars of American Expansion; Peacetime; World War I; World War II; Korea; Vietnam; the Cold War and the War on Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan. Educational exhibits will include memorabilia and artifacts relating to Medal of Honor recipients and include such well-known names as Audie Murphy, Sergeant Alvin York and Jimmie Doolittle.
The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States. Generally presented to its recipient by the President of the United States of America in the name of Congress.
The Congressional Medal of Honor is presented for "Conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against any enemy of the United States; while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force; or while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party."
Images courtesy of the existing National Medal of Honor Museum currently aboard the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
1105 Mazzy Lane, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
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