The Society empowers youth and adults to be worthy citizens of our country. Through Education and informational initiatives, the Society shares valuable knowledge about the Medal of Honor and its Recipients, and challenges each person to live the values of the Medal of Honor: courage, sacrifice, integrity, commitment, patriotism, and citizenship.
Through Society Outreach initiatives, Recipients connect with audiences across the country. The veterans, community groups, and young people who hear their stories are challenged and inspired to carry the values into their own communities. Once a year, the Society membership reunites for a Convention, an opportunity for Recipients to reconnect with one another, remember those who have passed, conduct Society business, and engage with the local community.
By encouraging all Americans to put the Medal of Honor values into action, and by recognizing those who do, the Society shines a light on those who are impacting our communities in positive ways and inspiring others.
The Society protects and preserves the Medal of Honor, its dignity, and its history. By maintaining a museum, library, archives, and research collection dedicated to the Medal of Honor and its Recipients, recording and collecting oral histories, and sharing these resources with researchers and the general public, the Society plays an integral role in ensuring the stories of the Recipients are never forgotten.
Through healthcare advice and advocacy, travel and logistics coordination, and other unique initiatives, the Society supports the Recipients so they and their families can stay focused on their outreach.