Idaho Celebrates Medal of Honor Recipients on March 25th National Medal of Honor Day
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Boise, ID – Idaho honors its Medal of Honor recipients on Saturday, March 25th – National Medal of Honor Day. This celebration recognizes individuals who have received a Medal of Honor, America's highest and most prestigious military decoration, for their sacrifice and service to our nation.
It is important to honor the courageous men and women who have served or are serving our great nation, putting themselves in harm's way to protect our freedoms. But on March 25th we specifically remember and revere those who have distinguished themselves by going above and beyond the call of duty, whose actions are recognized with a Medal of Honor.
“We are richly blessed in Idaho to truly be ‘the home of the brave.’ Our rich military tradition and heritage of heroism makes National Medal of Honor Day an occasion that all Idahoans should cherish,” Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter said. “Join us in showing respect and gratitude for the great contributions for which these warfighters were so deservedly honored.”
Idaho is home to 37 Medal of Honor recipients, including two living recipients: Lieutenant Thomas R. Norris, USN, Retired and Captain Arthur "Art" Jackson, USA, Retired. We are incredibly proud and grateful for their dedicated service to our state and our nation.
March 25th marks the anniversary of the first Medal of Honor presentation, which occurred on March 25, 1863.
For a full list of Idaho's Medal of Honor recipients please visit the Idaho Military Museum's website at http://museum.mil.idaho.gov/moh.html.