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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Medal of Honor, Congressional Medal of Honornoun

    the highest U.S. military decoration awarded for bravery and valor in action `above and beyond the call of duty'

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  1. Medal of Honornoun

    The highest military award given in the United States.

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  1. Medal of Honor

    The Medal of Honor is the United States of America's highest military honor, awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. The medal is awarded by the President of the United States in the name of Congress to US military personnel only. There are three versions of the medal, one for the Army, one for the Navy, and one for the Air Force. Personnel of the Marine Corps and Coast Guard receive the Navy version. The Medal of Honor is usually presented by the President at the White House in a formal ceremony intended to represent the gratitude of the American people, with posthumous presentations made to the primary next of kin. In 1990, Congress designated March 25 annually as "National Medal of Honor Day". Due to its prestige and status, the Medal of Honor is afforded special protection under U.S. law against any unauthorized adornment, sale, or manufacture, which includes any associated ribbon or badge. Although the medal is sometimes referred to as the Congressional Medal of Honor, the original and official name is simply the "Medal of Honor".

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of medal of honor in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of medal of honor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of medal of honor in a Sentence

  1. President Barack Obama:

    Yes, mom, you’re allowed to come when your son gets the Medal of Honor.

  2. Thomas Barnes:

    Just because a service member acts heroically doesn't mean they deserve the Congressional Medal of Honor.

  3. Christopher Cassidy:

    The PSA really helps our efforts in terms of the message that The PSA sends about unity, and The PSA's what our project is about. We're on a mission to inspire America by highlighting something that's universally supported. The Medal of Honor -- the values of courage, sacrifice, patriotism, that's something that represents our nation, and I think having all three of those former presidents record that message sends that message very clearly.

  4. Duncan Hunter:

    There are countless examples of extreme valor during intense, close-quarter combat, but for some reason, starting with the (George W.) Bush administration, there was a concerted effort to not recognize acts of courage with the Medal of Honor.

  5. Brad Pitt:

    I think he’s smarter than I am. He’s not going to step in the same potholes, the industry has changed. It’s like the kind of film has changed. If you want to make substantial stories and things that are profound and mean something you kind of have to delve into the independent realm... He called Hacksaw Ridge a big independent film, noting that the film is not even that huge a budget or anything. Andrew Garfield plays Desmond T. Doss, a United States Army corporal and combat medic during WWII who won a Congressional Medal of Honor despite refusing to bear arms. Mel Gibson said bold men like Doss exist in the world today. MORE : Mel Gibson to be honored.


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