“We take pride in honoring our troops as they go above and beyond to protect our nation. Organizations like The Land of the Free Foundation, dont just honor our troops they provide the necessary assistance required during and after service.”
Gen KARL R. HORST President & CEO of Medal of Honor Foundation
Perpetuate the legacy of the Medal of Honor and support the objectives, programs, and activities of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and Medal of Honor recipients. Promote American values and the qualities of courage, sacrifice, and patriotism through increased awareness, education, ethical behavior, and example.
The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation was founded by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, which consists exclusively of the living Recipients of the Medal of Honor. The Foundation is dedicated to educating and inspiring Americans about the values embodied in the Medal of Honor: courage and sacrifice, commitment and integrity, citizenship and patriotism.
The Medal of Honor is the highest award for bravery that can be awarded to members of America’s armed forces for exceptional acts of valor. Since its inception in 1861, congressional practices for awarding the Medal of Honor have changed over time. Explore the fascinating history of this unique and prestigious award.