Medal of Honor Recipients Arrive in Two Weeks
With only two weeks before this year’s Congressional Medal of Honor Convention starts, we are very excited to share some of this year’s biggest events!
Medal of Honor Recipients Coming to Annapolis in Fall 2018
Beginning with the MOH Flag raising on October 3rd, 2018, the city of Annapolis prepares to receive 50 Medal of Honor recipients in September of 2018.
Flag-Raising Event in Annapolis
Anne Arundel County press release and photography from the 2018 medal of Honor Flag Raising Ceremony on October 3, 2017.
Naval Academy to Host 2018 Congressional Medal of Honor Convention
The U.S. Naval Academy, the City of Annapolis, and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan prepare to host the exciting 2018 Medal of Honor Convention
Congressional Medal of Honor Society Will Hold 2015 Convention in Boston This Week
Many of the nation’s 78 living Medal of Honor Recipients will return to Boston for an unprecedented third time
Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Supports Congressional Medal of Honor Convention
Massachusetts Fallen Heroes is proud to support the 2015 Congressional Medal of Honor Convention by donating 100% of the proceeds from the much anticipated sample sale to be held on Saturday, August 15th from 12:00-3:00pm at 12 Channel Street in South Boston.
Boston War Memorials Website Debuted by UMass Boston
In recognition of the Medal of Honor Society holding its annual convention in Boston this September for an unprecedented third time, UMass Boston has created a website that identifies and provides the history of all the war memorials in the city of Boston.
The Medal of Honor in Massachusetts
From the moment the Minutemen fired the Shot Heard Round the World at Concord’s North Bridge in 1775 marking the birthplace of our nation, Massachusetts Patriots have placed themselves in harm’s way in every armed conflict in America’s history to defend the liberty and freedom we enjoy today.
Congressional Medal of Honor Society Announces 2015 Patriot Awards
The Congressional Medal of Honor Society will present its annual Patriot Awards to Marine Corps Commandant Joseph F. Dunford Jr., New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Bob Woodruff of ABC News and celebrity Chef Robert Irvine as part of the Medal of Honor Society’s annual convention that will be held in Boston this September.
Korean War Medal of Honor Recipient Honored at Hanscom Air Force Base
On Dec. 4, 1950, US Navy Captain Thomas A. Hudner was with a group of pilots on patrol during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in the Korean War, when his wingman Ensign Jesse L. Brown’s aircraft was struck by ground fire, according to Jennifer Green-Lanchoney, spokeswoman for Hanscom Air Force Base.
Boston MA to Host Medal of Honor Convention for a Third Time
For the third time, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society will hold its annual convention in Boston, an event that will mean that more than 70 people who have been awarded the nation’s highest military honor will gather in the city next September.
Congressional Medal of Honor Society To Hold Its 2015 Convention in Boston
Many of the nation’s 79 living Medal of Honor Recipients will return to Boston for an unprecedented third time next September 15-19.
President Obama Honors an American Hero
The attack began with three grenades hurling over the compound walls. The first grenade detonated and injured an Afghan National Army soldier. The second grenade failed to explode, and the third posed serious danger to two Marines.
The Medal of Honor Knoxville Convention Committee Announces Distinguished Group of 2014 Awardees
This spring, the Medal of Honor Knoxville Convention Committee announced an impressive list of awardees to receive the 2014 Congressional Medal of Honor Society Awards. The recipients come from all walks of life, but share the common thread of commitment to the U.S. military.
Mary E. Walker: An Icon of the Civil War
American women have played an active role in military service dating back to the Civil War and, like all soldiers, have gone above and beyond to make sacrifices for our country. Of the millions of women who have dedicated their lives to service, one has been recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty. Dr. Mary Edwards Walker is the only woman in United States history to receive the Medal of Honor for actions in and outside of war.
America Welcomes its Newest Medal of Honor Recipient
Bullets fell around the soldiers illuminating the sky like lightning during a thunderstorm. Trying to fight back, Sergeant Kyle White loaded his rifle with a second round of ammunition. Then, a grenade exploded right before him and he was violently thrown to the ground. The blast so strong, it knocked him unconscious.
Volunteer Spirit Alive in Knoxville
It is safe to say there is no shortage of American pride in Knoxville, Tennessee. According to Foursquare’s 2013 survey, Knoxville was ranked the most patriotic city in the country due to the enormous number of residents checking into parks, parades and firework shows. This September, the city is honored to add one more nationalistic notch to its belt: the Medal of Honor Convention.
A Community Celebrates the Life of a Hero
In a small southern town, crowds of humbled neighbors came together and lined the streets of their community as if waiting for a parade to pass by. Patriotic pride radiated from flags fixed to the back of trucks, flown half-mast from flagpoles and waved in the hands of onlookers. Hats were tilted and salutes executed in honor as a black hearse solemnly drove by.
A Night to Remember: The Medal of Honor Documentary Premieres in Knoxville
A buzz filled the air in Knoxville, Tenn. on March 31, when hundreds of enthusiastic locals turned out for the premiere of “Medal of Honor: The History.” Among the guests were distinguished military men and women, children of the famous war hero and Medal of Honor recipient Alvin C. York, city officials and proud community members eagerly anticipating the start of the Medal of Honor convention in Knoxville this fall.
Obama Awards 24 Army Veterans the Medal of Honor
In years to come, Tuesday, March 18 will be studied in history books and taught to students around the country. On this day, in an emotional White House ceremony, President Barack Obama honored 24 Army veterans with the Medal of Honor – the single largest group of servicemen to receive the Medal at one time since World War II in 1945.
A Glimpse at the First-Ever Documentary About the Medal of Honor
As host to this year’s Medal of Honor Convention, Knoxville plays an exciting role in shaping the history and legacy of our nation’s highest award for valor in combat. There are many plans in place to make the convention something to remember, but one of the most talked-about undertakings is the production of a one-of-a-kind documentary: “Medal of Honor: The History.”
Remembering Vietnam War Hero John James McGinty III
On July 15, 1966, Marine Corps Staff Sergeant John McGinty’s platoon, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, was unexpectedly thrown into a four-hour battle with the Vietnamese army. Shortly after being helicoptered into the jungle of Vietnam to provide support for the withdrawal of an American battalion, enemy fire began to rain on McGinty’s troops. Wounded soldiers fell around him, but McGinty continued to fight and rally his men.
Medal of Honor Values for Your Life
Find ways to celebrate the Medal of Honor by incorporating the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s (CMOHS) values in your everyday life. CMOHS consists of all living recipients of the Medal of Honor - it is an exclusive group, but a diverse one. Men of all races, social classes and economic levels are part of the CMOHS and work together to perpetuate the legacy of the Medal of Honor.
A Tribute to Cpl. Rodolfo “Rudy” Hernandez
On December 21, Medal of Honor recipient and American hero Cpl. Rodolfo “Rudy” Hernandez died at the age of 82 at the Veterans’ Hospital in Fayetteville, N.C.
A Journey in Time to 1861: The Heroic Actions of Assistant Surgeon Bernard Irwin
The story of the first actions awarded the Medal of Honor is older than you may think. The Medal’s origins in the U.S. Civil War dominates the decoration’s history and numbers, but it’s not the entire story of the nation’s highest award.
The Medal of Honor Flag Flies Above Knoxville
In Knoxville’s most famous park sits an area dedicated solely to the lives of American heroes. The East Tennessee Veterans Memorial is comprised of granite pillars jutting out of grass in perfectly arranged rows. Etched into the pillars are the names of 6,172 fallen soldiers, all from East Tennessee. This memorial now has another band of heroes to honor.
The Medal of Honor Society Gains its Newest Member
Out of a cloud of dust appears an American soldier, missing his helmet and waving an orange flag. Blatantly putting himself in harm’s way, he guides a helicopter to the ground, grabs a medic and charges back into the conflict for a fellow soldier wounded in battle. Dodging enemy fire, the two carry Sgt. Kenneth Westbrook the length of two football fields to the helicopter for medical attention. Then, a moment of compassion: the soldier kisses Westbrook on the forehead and says goodbye.
Report from Gettysburg – Knoxville Next
Across a September night sky a vibrant display of fireworks crackled, synced to patriotic melodies trumpeted from the red, white and blue clad President’s Own Marine Corps Band. Like a page from a history book, artillery fired over the battlefield in Gettysburg, Pa., to acapella performances graciously sung by the West Point Glee Club. In the audience, 47 Medal of Honor recipients stood strong and listened to the melodies of the country they proudly represent.
World War II Veteran Samuel Hardman Passes Away
On August 16, 2013 World War II Veteran, Samuel Elton Hardman passed away in Knoxville, TN. Technical Sergeant Hardman served in the U.S. Army for over three years.
Ty M. Carter is Awarded the Medal of Honor
In a White House ceremony on August 26, 2013, President Barack Obama awarded Staff Sergeant Ty M. Carter the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during the Battle of Kamdesh, in Afghanistan’s Nuristan province in 2009.
Bridge Renamed to Honor American Hero
On August 19, dignitaries gathered on the Buck Karnes Bridge in Knoxville, TN for a ceremony to rename the bridge the James Buck Karnes Medal of Honor Recipient Bridge. In 1933, Sergeant Karnes was the first Knoxville resident to be awarded the prestigious medal. When the bridge was first named, it included his Medal of Honor distinction, but was left off of the new sign when the bridge was remodeled in the 1980s.
American Hero, Col. Bud Day is Remembered
On August 1, 2013, a memorial service for Medal of Honor Recipient Col. Bud Day was attended by thousands at the Emerald Coast Convention Center in Fort Walton Beach, FL. The American hero passed away on June 27, 2013 at his home in Shalimar, FL, surrounded by loved ones.
Knoxville Congressional Medal of Honor Convention 2014
Welcome to the first blog celebrating the 2014 Congressional Medal of Honor Convention. Composed solely of Medal of Honor recipients, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society hold their annual convention in a different U.S. city. We are proud that the city of Knoxville, Tennessee will be hosting this monumental event from September 9-13, 2014, especially because this convention marks two very important milestones: the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, and the 75th anniversary of the start of World War II.
Vernon McGarity Passes Away
Vernon McGarity,Technical Sergeant in the U.S. Army passed away on Tursday, May 21st. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his extraordinary bravery and extreme devotion to duty in support of a remarkable delaying action which provided the time necessary for assembling reserves and forming a line against which the German striking power was shattered.
GE donates $250,000 to the CMOH Foundation Character Development Program
The philanthropic arm of General Electric announced $750,000 in donations to the museum and the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.