Congressional Medal of Honor Society
Highlighting Military Service and Military Families in November
It’s fitting that November, the month we celebrate Thanksgiving, is also when we recognize veterans and their families. Unlike Memorial Day, when we honor those veterans no longer with us, Veterans Day is an opportunity to thank those still living—whether they are still on duty or no longer serving.|
Mindful of days when military service was not broadly respected, people today often go out of their way to thank veterans for their service. And with the understanding that the sacrifices of those who serve our country are also borne by those closest to them, veterans will often take the opportunity to thank military families for their service, as well.
This month, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society—the Congressionally chartered organization for all living Medal of Honor Recipients—will honor both.
Please join us in thanking our veterans and military families while also keeping in mind that for many, service has had lasting consequences. This is why many Medal of Honor Recipients signed a letter to Congress asking that they recognize one day a year as National Warrior Call Day—a day to reach out to the veterans you know to support their mental wellbeing in an effort to stem the national epidemic of veteran suicide.