Citizen Honors – Anthony Alexander, Jr., 2023 Young Hero Award
Posted In: Video Library | March 22, 2023
Anthony Alexander, Jr. is selected as a Young Hero honoree for his act of heroism on February 21, 2022, when he came to the immediate aid of three young children in imminent danger of drowning in a pond. Alexander pulled the first child to safety with a branch and then swam out to grab another child, pulling her to the side of the pond and safely out of the water. He then entered the water again to rescue the third child.
Every year since 2007, a nationwide search is conducted to select five United States citizens and one organization to receive the Citizen Honors Awards. The Awards are one of the numerous ways the Congressional Medal of Honor Society fulfills its mission to promote the values embodied by the Medal: courage, sacrifice, integrity, commitment, patriotism, and citizenship.