National Medal Of Honor Heritage Center Plans Dedication Ceremony For Bricks Of Honor Dec. 11

Monday, December 6, 2021

The Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center will be holding a dedication ceremony at 11 a.m. this Saturday for the latest installation to the Bricks of Honor Walk.

"The ceremony will highlight Pearl Harbor Day, remembering the heroism and sacrifices made that date, and honoring the military service of all our nation’s veterans with keynote speaker Gen. B.B. Bell, U.S. Army (Ret.)," officials said.

The “Bricks of Honor” campaign began as part of the initial capital campaign for the Heritage Center and continues to provide a wonderful opportunity for the general public to show their support by purchasing a commemorative brick that will be a lasting tribute and honor a veteran, a family member, loved one or a business.

Opened in February 2020, the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center is located in the heart of where the actions for the first Medals of Honor took place – Chattanooga in 1862-1863.

The Heritage Center’s mission focuses on education and protecting and preserving the important heritage of our country’s highest military award for valor. Using award-winning, interactive exhibits and displays, an immersive experience is created telling the amazing stories of ordinary people who showed extraordinary heroism under the most difficult circumstances.

Working in collaboration with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and its Character Education Program, the Heritage Center works to educate the next generation of Americans about the six character traits that embody the Medal of Honor – Patriotism, Citizenship, Courage, Integrity, Sacrifice and Commitment.

“Bricks of Honor” can be purchased at mohhc.org/donate. Additional dedication ceremonies are held approximately every six months.



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