Teachers, administrators and community leaders are encouraged to get involved in the Maine Secretary of State Congressional Medal of Honor (MOH) Project in recognizing Maine’s Medal of Honor recipients.
Participants in this project study their local Congressional Medal of Honor recipient(s) and combine resources to either add a means of recognition to an existing memorial or establish a new memorial in their hometowns. In addition, the project promotes historical and civic awareness in Maine communities through research, design, public presentations and fundraising.
The Medal of Honor is bestowed by the President of the United States in the name of Congress and is the highest military decoration awarded by the federal government. Award recipients are honored for valor in action against an enemy force.
For more information including how to get involved, visit www.maine.gov/sos/kids/cmoh.