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Video Library

Molly Hudgens Reads The Poppy Lady

Citizen Honors Awardee Molly Hudgens reads The Poppy Lady, written by Barbara Elizabeth Walsh, illustrated by Layne Johnson, published by Calkins Creek.

Woody Williams Reads “America’s White Table”

Medal of Honor Recipient Woody Williams reads “America’s White Table,” written by Margot Theis Raven, illustrated by Mike Benny, published by Sleeping Bear Press.

Alfred Rascon Medal of Honor Presentation Ceremony

In a February 8, 2000, White House ceremony, Alfred V. Rascon was presented with the Medal of Honor for his 1966 actions during the Vietnam War. The Medal was presented […]

Gary Beikirch Reads The Wall

Medal of Honor Recipient Gary Beikirch reads The Wall written by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Ronald Himler, published by Clarion Books.

John E. Kilmer, Medal of Honor Recipient

This film, produced by Rick Vaughn, is dedicated to the memory of John E. Kilmer. Secretary of the Navy Robert B. Anderson presents the Medal of Honor for John E. […]

Francis S. Currey Medal of Honor Presentation for World War II Valor

Major General Leland S. Hobbs presents the Medal of Honor to Francis S. Currey in Reims, France, 27 July 1945. The Medal of Honor is the United States’ highest military […]

Interview with the family of John A. Chapman

In a August 22, 2018, White House ceremony, Technical Sergeant John A. Chapman was posthumously presented with the Medal of Honor for his actions in Afghanistan during the War on […]

William Swenson Medal of Honor Action video

*This video contains some brief images that might not be appropriate for small children.* William Swenson was presented the Medal of Honor in 2013 for his actions in 2009 in […]

28 Army Servicemen Receive the Medal of Honor in 1945

At the White House on August 23, 1945, twenty-eight U.S. Army World War II servicemen were presented with the Medal of Honor, the U.S. military’s highest award for valor in […]

6 U.S. Servicemen Receive the Medal of Honor in 1945

At the White House on December 18, 1945, President Harry S. Truman presented six World War II U.S. servicemen with the Medal of Honor, the United States’ highest medal for […]

Citizen Honors – Anthony Borges, Aaron Feis & Peter Wang, 2019 Valor Honorees

On February 14, 2019, a shooting incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, resulted in numerous displays of valor as students, teachers, and staff responded to the […]

Citizen Honors – Travis Mills, 2019 Service Honoree

Travis Mills, of Maine, is selected as the 2019 Service Act Honoree for his lifetime of selfless service to the members of the combat wounded community. Through his founding of […]