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.

"Poor is the Nation that has no heroes, but shameful is the Nation that has them and forgets."

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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.