There have been 3,507 recipients of the Medal of Honor, (note it is not the Congressional Medal…) of those only 1 was a woman, 19 people received it twice and there are currently 69 living recipients.
NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR DAY – MARCH 25TH
The United States Congress has designated March 25th of each year as National Medal of Honor Day, a day dedicated to Medal of Honor recipients. (Public Law 101-564) Conceived in the State of Washington, this holiday should be one of our most revered. Unfortunately, all too many Americans are not even aware of its existence.
The date of March 25th was chosen to highlight this special day because it was on March 25, 1863, that the first Medals of Honor were presented to six members of Andrews’ Raiders, all soldiers from Ohio.
Below are a few of the Medal of Honor recipient’s stories, as produced and recorded by Ken Rogge for Veterans Radio.
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