Congressional Medal of Honor Society

The Medal of Honor

The Medal of Honor is the United States' highest award for military valor in action. And while over 150 years have passed since its inception, the meaning behind the Medal has never tarnished. Etched within are the very values that each Recipient displayed in the moments that mattered—bravery, courage, sacrifice, integrity. A deep love of country and a desire to always do what is right.

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

3526 Total Number
of Medals

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19 Double
Recipients

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The Medal of Honor

The Design

Steeped with symbolism, the Medal of Honor was thoughtfully designed to portray the very values its Recipients displayed.

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