edWeb.net and the CMOHF recognize National Medal of Honor Day
edWeb.net and the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation present new, live interviews with Medal of Honor recipients in the Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice professional learning community (PLC).
On National Medal of Honor Day each year, there is a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate and honor the day, and the Citizen Honors recipients will be announced. The Citizen Honors awards are presented to ordinary Americans who have become extraordinary. New this year, the Young Hero Award recognizes Americans aged 8-18 for their leadership, courage, character, integrity and service on a local, regional, state or national level. These acts of courage and self-sacrifice symbolize the American spirit, and are recognized every year by our nation’s greatest heroes.
Educators are encouraged to watch the next two webinars with their students which will feature interviews with Medal of Honor recipients, question and answer sessions and resources to help students reflect on the award values.
- Wednesday, Mar. 23 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time
New Elementary Lessons and Live Interview with Medal of Honor Recipient Charles Hagemeister
- Tuesday, Apr. 19 at 1 p.m.
America’s First Secret Hero: Interview with Medal of Honor Recipient Hiroshi H. Miyamura
The Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice PLC has hosted many interviews with Medal of Honor recipients. The archives are available for educators to view at anytime with their classes. Past interviews include:
- Heroism in the War on Terror: An Interview with Clint Romesha
- An American Hero Brings History to Life: An interview with Medal of Honor Recipient Harvey C. “Barney” Barnum, Jr.
- Interview with a Hero: Medal of Honor Recipient, Harold A. Fritz
- Interview with a Medal of Honor Recipient: Living History with Melvin Morris
- Courage, Character and Commitment: Interview with Medal of Honor Recipient Bennie G. Adkins
- Courage, Character and Commitment: Interview with Medal of Honor Recipient Tom Kelley
- Expert Leadership: Interview with Medal of Honor Recipient Jay Vargas
Lisa Schmucki, founder of edWeb commented, “We are deeply honored to help the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation reach more teachers and students through their program on edWeb. The interviews we host with the Medal of Honor Recipients are so moving and humbling, and a reminder to think more of others than of ourselves.”
“Medal of Honor Recipient interviews offer teachers and their classes an opportunity to hear history recited, to see it recorded, and to reflect on its value in our lives,” said Cathy Metcalf, Vice President of Education at Medal of Honor Character Development Program. “These are the stories of men who helped build the history of this country. Their perspectives put our lives in context and bring meaning to the observation of National Medal of Honor Day.”
To stay informed about special events and upcoming webinars, join online discussions, and gain access to valuable resources, educators are invited join the free Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice PLC on edWeb.net at www.edweb.net/cmoh.