About the Medal of Honor
The Medal of Honor is the nation’s highest award for valor bestowed upon individuals serving in the Armed Services of the United States. Each year, the award is presented to its recipient by the President of the United States of America in the name of Congress. Since the first medal was awarded in 1863, there have been only 3,508 recipients and today only 71 are living. Most of the medal's recipients paid for it with their lives.
The Veterans Inaugural Committee is pleased to work with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society of the United States of America to provide a Salute to Heroes by hosting recipients at the Veterans Inaugural Ball. More information about the Medal of Honor, it’s history and biographies on each of the recipients can be found on the Congressional Medal of Honor Society website.