National Medal of Honor Day
March 25 was established by the United States Congress as National Medal of Honor Day (NMOHD) that honors ... the heroism and sacrifice of Medal of Honor recipients of our great nation.
NMOHD was created in 1991, when President George H. W. Bush signed Public Law 101-564 on November 15, 1990, which was passed by the 101st United States Congress in November 1990.
It is celebrated on March 25 in association with the 23 men, who participated in the Great Locomotive Chase ... that included the first six Medal of Honor recipients ... William Bensinger, Robert Buffum, Elihu H. Mason, Jacob Parrott, William Pittenger, and William H. H. Reddickon ... who received the Medal of Honor on March 25, 1863.
Note: Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipients receive the Navy MOH medal.
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