Courage, Character and Commitment: Interview with Medal of Honor Recipient Bennie G. Adkins
Medal of Honor Recipient Bennie G. Adkins told his personal story during this special webinar presented by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. This interview was an exciting learning opportunity for students. In the East Room of the White House on September 15, 2014, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Adkins, a highly decorated Vietnam Veteran. Adkins distinguished himself by “acts of gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as an Intelligence Sergeant with Detachment A-102, 5th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces, during combat operations against an armed enemy at Camp A Shau, Republic of Vietnam from March 9 to 12, 1966.” Read Mr. Adkins’ full citation here. During this webinar, Mr. Adkins discussed what the Medal of Honor means to him and how it has affected his life. He took questions about his experiences and shared his thoughts on character, commitment, courage, and bravery. Mr. Ronald Rand, CEO and President of the Medal of Honor Foundation moderated the program.
This webinar is part of a series of webinars on the free Character Development Program, based on the Medal of Honor Recipients’ stories, which includes 50+ lesson plans and 100 video vignettes on aspects of courage, integrity, sacrifice, commitment, citizenship, and patriotism. Over 100 video vignettes form a base for a nearly 60-lesson, cross-disciplinary, flexible curriculum compatible with Common Core and built on the Medal of Honor recipients’ stories. The entire program, in all its formats, is funded by the Medal of Honor Foundation and provided at no charge to educators and students. Webinar attendees will learn how to access the free full program online, request a DVD kit, or register for and attend an in-person training.
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Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice is a professional learning community, hosted by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation that highlights a free character education program that includes lesson plans, video vignettes, webinars and primary source documents for secondary school teachers to use in the classroom as examples of courage, integrity, and good citizenship. The program is built on the premise that all people have within them the capacity for extraordinary bravery and selfless service. This program is sponsored by Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.
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