Patriots, in case you missed it, this week we marked the passage of a very special day for us: National Medal of Honor Day.
My company at The Old Guard was tasked to lead a US Army Full Honors Wreath Ceremony in honor of Medal of Honor Day at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington this week for National Medal of Honor Day. Unfortunately, however, due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we were unable to complete the ceremony as planned. While we could not honor the Medal of Honor recipients with a ceremony this year, we all honor them through our remembrances of their courage and their sacrifices to the nation on this day, and every day. They truly represent the best in us.
I’m reminded of a speech Ronald Reagan gave in 1982 in honor of Armed Forces Day: “In James Michener's book The Bridges at Toko-Ri, he writes of an officer waiting through the night for the return of planes to a carrier as dawn is coming on. And he asks, ‘Where do we find such men?’ Well, we find them where we've always found them. They are the product of the freest society man has ever known. They make a commitment to the military — make it freely, because the birthright we share as Americans is worth defending. God bless America.”
Medal of Honor recipients are true legends, and legends never die. Time to upgrade your heroes, America.
What motivates you? What Medal of Honor Recipient stories have inspired you in the past? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. 👇