Congressional Medal of Honor 150th Anniversary Ceremony

A ceremony was held to mark the 150th anniversary of the Congressional Medal of Honor. The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and… read more

A ceremony was held to mark the 150th anniversary of the Congressional Medal of Honor. The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and representatives of each service talked about the history of the medal and changes to its design in each branch. A set of the newly minted gold and silver commemorative coins were presented for the Hall of Heroes.

The Medal of Honor was established by an Act of Congress signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln in December 1861. This ceremony in the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes was held on National Medal of Honor Day, March 25th. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
298677-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Ceremony
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 1, 2011
Last Aired:
May 8, 2011

Airing Details

  • May 01, 2011 | 10:31am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 01, 2011 | 9:33pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 02, 2011 | 12:32am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 07, 2011 | 5:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 08, 2011 | 4:32am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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