How do you celebrate the veterans who fought for your country? Do you acknowledge their sacrifices? Because if you don’t, you need to learn about the sacrifices they have made for your country. There is a day dedicated to Medal of Honor recipients, and they are always acknowledged on National Medal of Honor Day.
March 25th is the day to look up to those who are currently serving the military and your veterans who sacrificed their lives for the country. That is because it is National Medal of Honor Day. Every sector of the US military gives those who went above and beyond their call of duty the Medal of Honor. That is confirmed by the Department of Veterans Affairs website.
The only ones who deserve this medal are military members and veterans who did exceptional things in the army. The average American forgets about the sacrifices that men and women in uniform made. On this day, you will want to put yourselves into their shoes, and there is a good chance that you cannot since you don’t know what type of sacrifices they made. On this day, veterans often give talks to schools and other businesses to talk about their experiences in the military and the things that they did that you cannot even imagine. Make sure that if a veteran is coming to the school where you teach, or if you are a staff member at the school or company, encourage others to ask them questions. There is not enough knowledge and awareness about how these honorable soldiers went above and beyond for their country.
History Of National Medal of Honor Day
National Medal of Honor Day traces back to March 25th, 1863, as Edwin Stanton, who was the Secretary of War, gave out the very first Medals of Honor to six members of what was known as Andrews Raiders. That is because they volunteered and participated without expecting anything back during the raid that happened in April of 1862 during the American Civil War.
The Medal of Honor was established in 1861 for the purpose of giving it to soldiers who earned it by the sacrifices they made. Then two years later, the first ones were given. Every day now on that day, those who served in the military who made so many sacrifices are honored.
How To Acknowledge National Medal of Honor Day
The thing you can do is to learn about the sacrifices that veterans made while fighting for your country. You can also volunteer at the local veteran organization, donate to them, or adopt a Medal of Honor gravesite. However you observe the day, share it, and use the hashtag #NationalMedalOfHonorDay in your post.
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