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Medal of Honor

highest American military decoration for wartime gallantry. [Am. Hist.: Misc.]
See: Bravery
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Kazeminy, Chairman of NECO, addressing the crowd gathered to celebrate the honorees, said, "The Ellis Island Medals of Honor not only celebrate the men and women on this stage, but all Americans and our shared immigrant legacy.
The date of March 25th was chosen to highlight this special day because it was on March 25 (1863) that the first Medals of Honor were presented .
As a result, only 124 Medals of Honor were awarded for service in World War I.
Neither Gulf War produced new Medal of Honour recipients but 44 Medals of Honor were issued between 1980 and 2002.
Fifty percent of the Medals of Honor are awarded posthumously.
Designed to pay homage to the immigrant experience, as well as individual achievement, the Ellis Island Medals of Honor are awarded to U.
th] anniversary of the presentation of the first Medals of Honor, the Battle of Gettysburg, and President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address," said Robert J.