About the Society
In 1958, Congress chartered the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.
The living recipients of the Medal of Honor constitute the members of the Society. Its exclusive membership includes men of all races, social classes and economic levels. The Society exists to perpetuate the legacy of the Medal of Honor, to maintain a bond of brotherhood among living recipients, to promote patriotism and the principles on which our nation was founded.
Its other purposes include maintaining the memory of those Medal of Honor recipients who have died; protecting and preserving the dignity and honor of the Medal of Honor and its recipients; and providing assistance to needy Medal recipients, their spouses or widows and children.