Interview with a Hero: Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice


Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 11.59.57 AMIn this special webinar presented by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, both teachers and students had the opportunity to hear the personal story of the Medal of Honor Recipient, Harold “Hal” A. Fritz, who received his Medal for his actions near Quan Loi, South Vietnam in 1969, during the Vietnam War.  Hal Fritz is currently the President of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, which is comprised solely of the 75 living Medal of Honor Recipients.  During this webinar for the Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice community, Hal Fritz discussed what the Medal of Honor means to him and how it has affected his life.  He additionally took questions about his experiences and shared his thoughts on character, commitment, and bravery.  He answered questions that came in from students who were curious what it feels like to be considered a hero and what advice he had for students who just wanted to follow their dreams.  Click the link above to view this inspiring webinar.

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.

Join the Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice community on and take a quiz to receive a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar.  Past webinars and CE quizzes are located in the Resource Library under Web 2.0 Tools.

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.

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