The history of the Medal of Honor begins with the Civil War. Explore the timeline below for milestones.
"These extraordinary individuals faced incredible odds in the face of mortal danger to protect their brothers and sisters in arms and we are eternally grateful for their service and sacrifice to this great Nation."
Francisco Urena · Secretary of Veterans' Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Learn about the medals, their symbolism, design and storied history.
Go behind the scenes and learn how they are manufactured or explore their place in culture.
Meet the heroes of past and present who have demonstrated bravery, gallantry and sacrifice above and
beyond the call of duty. Learn
The Medal of Honor Character Development Program incorporates the ideals of courage and selfless service
into the middle and high school curriculum to build character and promote responsible citizenship. Learn
Just as the Medal of Honor itself has grown and developed since 1862, so to has the society that
represents the men who wear it. Learn about our Society, the Foundation and the Museum. Learn