ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation today unveiled its new website, www.themedalofhonor.com, featuring dynamic content and compelling video designed to educate Americans about the Medal of Honor and inspire all citizens to understand that, like the 77 living heroes who have earned the Medal, they can make a difference in the lives of others.
"Our website has always been an authoritative source for information, photos and videos on the Medal of Honor, the men who wear the Medal, and our character development, citizen recognition and scholarship programs," said Ron Rand, Foundation president and CEO. "But our new website is more user-friendly and engaging for visitors of all ages. With its mobile-friendly applications, now everyone can easily view the inspiring stories of America's truest heroes and the American citizens they recognize for extraordinary courage and service, wherever they are and whenever they want to view them."
"This vibrant new website proudly portrays the Medal, the Recipients and the Foundation's programs," said Tom Kelley, Medal of Honor Recipient and president of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. "It will help us educate millions more Americans about the values embodied in the Medal, like courage, integrity, selfless service and patriotism."
The new website has dedicated sections on the Medal of Honor and its Recipients including a searchable Living Histories page featuring the video stories of more than 120 Recipients. The Foundation's Character Development Program also has its own section, where the entire curriculum, which the Foundation has introduced in 40 states, is downloadable free of charge.
Since 2008, America's Medal of Honor Recipients have presented Citizen Honors Awards to deserving local heroes who distinguished themselves through acts of extraordinary courage and selfless service. The new website features a section on Citizen Honors Awards where visitors can watch videos of past honorees and easily nominate local heroes for recognition.
The website also allows visitors to easily order Foundation books, Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor and Choosing Courage: Inspiring True Stories of what it Means to be a Hero.
The new website can be viewed at www.themedalofhonor.com.
About the Congressional Medal of Honor Society:
The Congressional Medal of Honor Society was chartered by the Congress in 1958 to create a brotherhood among the living Medal of Honor recipients, to protect and uphold the dignity and honor of the Medal, to promote patriotism and love of country, and to inspire our youth to become worthy and dedicated citizens of our nation. Its membership consists exclusively of those individuals who have received the Medal of Honor. Today, there are 77 living recipients of the Medal of Honor. The Society is unique in that its membership hopes that there will be no need to welcome new inductees.
About the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation:
The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation was founded in 1999 by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society to perpetuate the legacy of the Medal. Through character development, scholarship and citizen recognition programs based on the values embodied in the Medal — courage, sacrifice, selfless service and patriotism — the Foundation teaches all citizens that they can make a difference in the lives of others. The Foundation also supports the important work of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. A 501©(3) nonprofit organization with Tax ID #25-1828488, the Foundation carries a rating of 4/4 stars for fiscal management, accountability and transparency from Charity Navigator, America's premiere nonprofit evaluator.
Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation
Contact: Kristine Hamilton, 703-469-1864
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SOURCE Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation