Chartered by Congress in 1958

Congressional
Medal of Honor Society

Honor the Sacrifice; Inspire the Future.


The Society’s membership is comprised of those who wear the Medal of Honor, the United States’ highest military award for valor. Through the Society's Outreach, Education and History initiatives, the Medal of Honor Recipients continue their service across the nation.

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Every Medal, a story to be told. Every Recipient, a part of something greater.

Gallantry in action. Intrepidity. Above and beyond the call of duty. Risk of life. Selflessness. Exemplary action. Unwavering devotion. Conspicuous gallantry. Extraordinary heroism. The words enshrined with the Medal of Honor citations capture the best of what it means to be human.

By serving, remembering, supporting, and honoring the sacrifice of the Recipients, by sharing the stories and values inherent in them, we understand the responsibility and potential within each one of us to inspire the world.

The Recipients

Each Recipient has their own story to tell. Discover over 3,500 stories of courage and sacrifice.

The Medal

A distinguished award presented only to the deserving, each Medal of Honor tells a story of its own.

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Citizen Honors

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Support The Mission

The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation raises funds to support the programs of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. Join us by supporting the mission.

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Francis M. Cunningham: Capture of a Flag While Riding a Mule

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Forging Character: Free Self-Guided Video Lessons and Assignments for History Teachers

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The Honor Project: Reflections on Courage

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The Congressional Medal of Honor Society Launches Student Platform “Path to Honor” Encouraging Self-reflection and Character Exploration

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Medal of Honor Museum at Patriots Point Set to Re-Open After $3.5 Million Renovation

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Congressional Medal of Honor Society Announces Passing of Medal of Honor Recipient Clarence E. Sasser

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