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Event - Medal of Honor Forum 2019

February 13, 2019

Past Event

Schedule

8:30 a.m.
School Group Check-in Opens

9:00 a.m.
General Public Check-in Opens

10:00 a.m.
Program Begins

11:30 a.m.
Book Signing

12:00 p.m.
Lunch (Provided by schools, disposable bags ONLY)

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Self-guided Museum Tours (School Groups)

 

Event - Medal of Honor Forum 2019

February 13, 2019

Past Event

Schedule

8:30 a.m.
School Group Check-in Opens

9:00 a.m.
General Public Check-in Opens

10:00 a.m.
Program Begins

11:30 a.m.
Book Signing

12:00 p.m.
Lunch (Provided by schools, disposable bags ONLY)

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Self-guided Museum Tours (School Groups)

 

Join us for this important event that recognizes American heroes from armed conflict.

The Medal of Honor is the highest military honor awarded in the United States of America. Only 3,500 military personnel have received this award since it was established during the Civil War, and there are fewer than 100 recipients living today. During this event, several Medal of Honor recipients will share their stories of courage and sacrifice, exploring such themes as patriotism, citizenship, and integrity. Following the talk, they will sign copies of Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty. Stay tuned for the list of this year’s panelists.

This forum is free for school groups to attend, and one adult chaperone is invited per group of 15 students. Registration includes complimentary admission to the museum, featuring the special exhibition Pompeii. There are a limited number of tickets available for the public, but those do not come with museum admission. The registration table will open at 8:30 a.m. for school groups on the day of the event. General public check-in will begin at 9 a.m. Following the book signing, students can have lunch (provided they are brought in brown bags by the school) under Air Force One and tour the museum.

Three of these Medal of Honor Recipients will be in the Reagan Library Museum Store at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 to sign copies of Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty.  Books must be purchased through the Reagan Library Museum Store to receive signature.

The three recipients are:

  • Sammy Davis – US Army Sergeant First Class Sammy Davis was awarded the MOH on November 19, 1968 for his heroic actions in Vietnam on November 18, 1967.  The image of him receiving the award appeared in the movie Forrest Gump (with Tom Hanks’s head substituted for Davis’s; Gump’s fictional MOH citation was loosely based on Davis’s real one).
  • Jim McCloughan – US Army Combat Medic Jim McCloughan was awarded the MOH by President Trump on July 30, 2017, 48 years after he was credited for saving the lives of 10 members of his company over two days of battle at the attack of Nui Yon Hill in May 1969.
  • Hiroshi Miyamura – US Army Corporal Hiroshi Miyamura was awarded the MOH on October 27, 1953.   His Medal of Honor award was classified by the US Army for 28 months as he was being held by North Koreans as a Prisoner of War.