The Medal of Honor flag was created by an Act of Congress and signed into law by President George W. Bush Oct. 23, 2002. Each service was charged with presenting the flag to its recipients in an appropriate ceremonial manner. The flag can only be presented to a Medal of Honor recipient or a recipient's primary next of kin by a top-ranking member of the armed forces. The Medal of Honor is our country's highest military honor, awarded for acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley)
What a neat photo. It brings tears to my eyes--those older men, many of them now frail who sacrificed so much for us. Thank you for posting this.
My fil died on Labor Day and I think I am right now particularly sensitive and grateful to our veterans. My fil was a prisoner of war for a time at the end of the WWII. Several years ago his medals were put in a shadow box and I get tears in my eyes every time I look at them. We talked about them earlier this year when one of my kids had a question about them and I told him how much I appreciated his service and how I loved looking at the medals. He told me that none of the other kids had ever said anything and that we could have them someday. I told him how honored we would be to have them in our home.
What a wonderful photo and thanks for the info on the ship