"In East Tennessee, the support for our heroes is so strong that the applause is deafening."
Many-Bears Grinder · Commissioner of Veterans Affairs
Honoring Our Heroes
World War II veteran Sam Hardman, spokesman for HonorAir Knoxville and member of the East Tennessee Military Affairs Council, passed away Aug. 16, 2013. He was 95.
James Ernest "Buck" Karnes
Calvin John Ward
Edward R. Talley
Learn about the medals, their symbolism, design and storied history.
Go behind the scenes and learn how they are manufactured or explore their place in culture.
Meet the heroes of past and present who have demonstrated bravery, gallantry and sacrifice above and
beyond the call of duty. Learn
The Medal of Honor Character Development Program incorporates the ideals of courage and selfless service
into the middle and high school curriculum to build character and promote responsible citizenship.
Just as the Medal of Honor itself has grown and developed since 1862, so to has the society that
represents the men who wear it. Learn about our Society, the Foundation and the Museum. Learn