Texas is pausing to remember the nation's Medal of Honor recipients

Julia LeDoux
March 25, 2020 - 10:45 am
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Wednesday is National Medal of Honor Day, and 33 cities across Texas have issued proclamations to establish a "moment of honor" at 3:25 p.m. CST, to recognize the nation's MoH recipients.

The first moment of honor today is being organized by the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation.

"We are incredibly proud to have 33 partners across Texas join us for this inaugural moment of honor, to give thanks to Medal of Honor recipients and reflect on the uniquely American values they represent,"  Joe Daniels, the foundation's president and CEO told NBC5 in Dallas/Fort Worth.

The Medal of Honor is the nation's highest and most prestigious military honor. It has been awarded to more than 3.500 since the first medal was presented in 1863.

Arlington, Texas Mayor Jeff Williams issued a proclamation on behalf of his city, which is the site of the future National Medal of Honor Museum.

"These heroes gave so much to protect our nation and we are committed to preserving their stories for all to honor and learn from," Daniels said.

The organization is also asking that American flags be flown today. 

Arlington, Tex. will be home to the National Medal of Honor Museum

Reach Julia LeDoux at Julia@connectingvets.com

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