Mar 25, 2012 2 Comments ›› Angelia
March 25 is Medal of Honor Day, marking the 149th anniversary of the presentation of the first medal. To mark the occasion, the delegation will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery. Only a few dozen Medal of Honor recipients are still with us. Sadly, America lost one just this week. But perhaps the most remarkable thing about this elite Band of Brothers is that, after all their extraordinary service and sacrifice under arms, they are still giving to their nation.
Much of their selfless legacy is accomplished through the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation and its educational curriculum at www.cmohedu.org. Teaching lessons in character, from the experience of those who served, the online curriculum offers brief videos presenting living biographies of more than 100 Medal of Honor recipients. These testimonials provide the basis for a six-part curriculum that teaches students how to better understand and emulate the virtues of courage, integrity, sacrifice, commitment, citizenship and patriotism.