Wednesday, March 05, 2008

American Heroes

In 1861 Abraham Lincoln created the National Medal of Honor, our nation’s highest military recognition for valor. On March 25, 2008 the spirit of that medal lives on as the Congressional Medal of Honor Society recognizes 51 Americans representing their respective states and the District of Columbia with Above & Beyond Awards. These Americans, whose names will be announced soon, embody courage, sacrifice, integrity, patriotism, commitment and citizenship. More information about this prestigious award is available from the Above & Beyond site as is a list of previous medal of honor winners. The site also contains information about how to nominate deserving individuals from your neighborhood for next year’s award.