Today is a day to recognize the biggest military heroes in the United States.
It’s National Medal of Honor Day!
This is the highest award the military offers, and its awarded by the President for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty.
He presents it in the name of Congress, which is why it’s frequently called the congressional medal of honor…
Even though that’s not its official name.
The Army… Navy… And Air Force all have versions of the award.
Coast guardsmen and marines receive the navy version.
The first medals were presented in 1863 during the civil war.
Fewer than 35-hundred people have received one since then.