Congressional Medal of Honor Society
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Medal of Honor Day Wreath-Laying at Arlington National Cemetery
Every March 25, Medal of Honor Recipients mark National Medal of Honor Day by laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., in remembrance of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The wreath-laying will be live-streamed on Facebook by Arlington National Cemetery, beginning at 12:25pm: https://www.facebook.com/ArlingtonNatl.
Medal of Honor Day became a recurring National Day on March 1, 2007, when Congress passed a Concurrent Resolution to “foster public appreciation and recognition of Medal of Honor Recipients.” Congress chose March 25 because it was the anniversary of when the first Medals of Honor were presented to six Union soldiers during the American Civil War in 1863.
The Society will also be announcing the Honorees for the 2021 Citizen Honors, recognizing citizens from across the nation that best exemplify the Medal’s values of courage and self-sacrifice.View Event Website
March 25 @ 12:00 pm
Arlington National Cemetery – Tomb of Unknowns
Arlington, VA 22211