Character Development Program

Character Development Program

Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-sacrifice.

What is CDP?

The Medal of Honor Character Development Program is a teaching resource designed by teachers to provide students with opportunities to explore the important concepts upon which our nation was founded.

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Getting Started

Registration provides access to lesson plans, online resources and video histories. You can register as an educator, school or school district easily and securely here.

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Guiding Principles

Teachers designed the lesson plans to help students explore the values of courage, service, sacrifice, patriotism, citizenship, and integrity.

"As a Veteran who has honorably served my country, I am humbled to have the opportunity to welcome these American heroes to the City of Boston for the third time."

Francisco Urena · Secretary of Veterans' Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
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Recipient Jack Jacobs visits area schools
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Students and Medal of Honor recipient Leo K. Thorsness with Resolution in Nashville.

“Extraordinary events motivate ordinary people to do extraordinary things.”

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CDP Scouting Event with Medal of Honor recipient Walter Joseph "Joe" Marm, Jr.