March 25 is National Medal of Honor Day

National Medal of Honor Day is March 25. Created in 1861, the Medal of Honor is the highest military award for valor in the United States. It is awarded by Congress only to U.S. military personnel for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty.

Quincy is the home of Medal of Honor recipient Colonel Lester Hammond, Jr.

Want to stay up to date with your Senator?

Sign up for the District E-Newsletter below: