#MedalofHonorDay


2525329726_4bc68892c1_oNational Medal of Honor Day on March 25 is dedicated to all Medal of Honor recipients.

National Day Calendar says this:

“Created in 1861, the Medal of Honor is the United States of America’s highest military honor. It is awarded only to US military personnel, by the President of the United States in the name of Congress, for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty.”

The Medal of Honor has been awarded to 3,493 of the country’s soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and coast guardsmen.. There are currently 79 living Medal of Honor recipients and 19 recipients have received two Medals.

According to The Veterans Administration blog, the average age of recipients at the time of the Medal of Honor action:

  • All services: 26 years old
  • U.S. Army recipients: 25 years old
  • U.S. Air Force recipients: 33 years old
  • U.S. Coast Guard recipients: 23 years old
  • U.S. Navy recipients: 29 years old
  • U.S. Army Air Corps: 27 years old
  • U.S. Marine Corps: 25 years old

Play with more data yourself at the Medal of Honor dashboard.

Let’s remember these brave individuals who performed selfless, personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty

And, let us also be inspired by their examples to show courage by going above and beyond what might be expected of us in our every day lives.

 

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About Steve Morgan

I work in Global Leadership Development with Cru with my wife, Terry. We have been married 30 years and have 4 grown children. We have a Masters in Global Leadership together through Azusa Pacific University. I generally write about 5 “L’s: Living Well, Loving Deeply, Learning Continuously, Leading Courageously and Leaving a Legacy. I occasionally write about Laughing Loudly. Subscribe on the right side to receive an email whenever there is a new post. I invite you to leave your comments so we can dialogue on the various topics and learn from each other. If you are new to the site, you might start with looking at some of the top posts or doing a search on the right side bar for one of the 5 “L’s” that interest you. Or you can view the blog archives for topics. Photo Credit: sarahjoellephotography.com
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2 Responses to #MedalofHonorDay

  1. daylerogers says:

    A medal of honor reflects a selflessness that isn’t characteristic of our culture or our world. These folks need not only to be recognized, but given a platform to tell of how they moved to a place of giving of themselves rather than taking what they figured they’d need. Thanks for this, Steverino.

    • Steve Morgan says:

      That’s some great insight Dayle! I agree that we all could learn a lot from their stories. Great idea! I just may look one of them up and post on it. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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