"Valor consists in the power of self-recovery, so that a man cannot have his flank turned, cannot be out-generalled, but put him where you will, he stands."
Ralph Waldo Emerson · Author
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
Charles L. McGaha
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.
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. Learn
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.