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About the Society

The Medal of Honor Society consists of all living recipients of the Medal, working to preserve the legacy of the Medal and its principles.

In 1958, Congress chartered the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.


The living recipients of the Medal of Honor constitute the members of the Society. Its exclusive membership includes men of all races, social classes and economic levels. The Society exists to  perpetuate the legacy of the Medal of Honor, to maintain a bond of brotherhood among living recipients, to promote patriotism and the principles on which our nation was founded.


  • Its other purposes include maintaining the memory of those  Medal of Honor recipients who have died; protecting and preserving the dignity and honor of the Medal of Honor and its recipients; and providing assistance to needy Medal  recipients, their spouses or widows and children.