National Medal of Honor Day

Today is the 149th National Medal of Honor Day. The Medal of Honor is the highest military honor for individual acts of gallantry. The U. S. government awards the honor and the President as Commander and Chief bestows the medal on the recipient. There are 82 living recipients and 16 are in Washington D. C. to mark the occasion. Read more here and here. See a list of the Medal of Honor recipients here.

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