"Valor is strength, not of legs and arms, but of heart and soul; it consists not in the worth of our horse or our weapons, but in our own. "
Michel de Montaigne · Author
Honoring Our Heroes
World War II veteran Sam Hardman visits the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial. Sam is
spokesman for HonorAir Knoxville.
Calvin John Ward
James Ernest "Buck" Karnes
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.