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Medal of Honor: Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice

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10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Book Signing

On Thursday, February 7th, 2013 at 10 AM, the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Presidential Learning Center, in partnership with the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, will host a panel of three Medal of Honor Recipients who will share their “Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice” with a student audience. 

The Medal of Honor Character Development Program is a free teaching resource designed by teachers to provide students with opportunities to explore the important concepts of: Courage, Commitment, Sacrifice, Patriotism, Integrity, and Citizenship.

While drawn from the personal accounts of our living Medal of Honor recipients, this collection of lesson plans does not glorify or glamorize war. On the contrary, these dramatic "living histories" and the accompanying instructional activities encourage students to consider courage from their own perspectives.

As the flagship education initiative of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, the Character Development Program is the legacy of the Medal of Honor recipients, who view the program as the way they can inspire the youth of America to be great citizens of their communities, their country, and the world.

Priority seating will be for schools and teachers who have implemented the Character Development Program in their classroom.

Medal of Honor Recipients will sign the Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty if purchased through the museum store. 

Please RSVP as soon as possible. Available seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  All attending schools are asked to bring a minimum of one adult chaperone for every 15 students in attendance.

Teachers requesting seats for their class should send their name, school, grade, # of students, and contact information to

A limited amount of bus scholarship funding is available. For more information, contact Beth Hickman, the Education Administrative Coordinator at

If you have any questions about this event, please contact us at or 805-577-4156.

For more information on the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation’s Character Development Program, visit:

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