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A Great Story

Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Melvin Morris details the story behind the first black Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, Army Sgt. William H. Carney.  Sgt. Carney earned the honor for protecting the American Flag during the Union's charge across Morris Island and attack on Fort Wagner.   Both Morris Island, as well as Fort Sumter, can be seen in the distance from the National Medal of Honor Leadership and Education Center  in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

YTD Founder's Society Members

    Mr and Mrs Maurice J. Artigues III

Derek Astorino

 James B. Bagwell III

Stephen and Leslie Bailey

Tommy and Victoria Baker

Maj. Richard M. Ball, USAF Ret

Coach Bill Bellichick

John Seabrook Bennett

Louis Bershad

Claude W. Blanchard III

Claude W. Burns, III

Joe and Kathy Bustos

Charles R. Campbell

Al Cannon

Costa Chekeris

Maj Gen Keith Coln, USAF Ret.

Gray and Elizabeth Coulton

Coach Ryan Day

W. Tim Davis

Coach James Fisher DeBerry

Edward J. Derst III

Alex DeSata

Edward DeSeta

E.J. DeSeta

Gary W. Edwards

Rear Admiral James H Flatley III USN Ret.

Scott and Linda Foster

Ralph & Gloria Friedgen   

Shelly Nuttall Gardner

Maj and Mrs George D. Gates III, AUS Ret

Lee M. Greenwood

Joseph P. Griffith, Jr.

Mr and Mrs William Hall

Robert Hayes

Corey Heenan

John C. Heenan

LTC Alex Holbert

Coach Bobby Johnson

Col. William C. Johnston USA Ret

Thomas D. and Deanna L. Jones

John Keener

Chip Kelly

Henry A. Kennedy Jr.

Jimmy and Bunny Kerr

Walt and Amanda Knott

Joe and Kathy Landing

Maj Gen James E. Livingston, USMC Ret

John and Jane Lybrand




   Michael and Connie Mancari

Charles and Patricia Maraziti

Bobby and Susan C. Marlowe

Chester Marshall, Jr.

Meredith and William McCarthy

Daniel S. McQueeney

 W. Thomas McQueeney

Col. & Mrs. John Mentavlos, USAF Ret

Robert and Beth Meredith

W.M. Buddy Milligan

Col. Norman L. Moore, Jr.

Rod D. Moseley

Keith and Chris Nadolski

Wallace Nunn

Joseph Jenkins Nuttall

Thomas and Jenny O'Brien

Lt Gen and Mrs. Pete Osman

General and Mrs. Peter Pace

Russ & Eleanor Parker Charitable Foundation

Capt. Charles A. Peberdy Jr. USN Ret

Ronald C. Plunkett

Justin Price and Family

John Rama

Maj Gen Mike Regner, USMC Ret

Reinemund Family Foundation

Neil Robinson

Lt. Gen.   & Mrs. John W. Rosa, USAF Ret.

Coach Nick Saban

Phyllis Sheffer

CPT Taylor and Mrs. Skardon USN Ret

Simmons Family Properties

Gregory and Sandra Sims

Coach Kirby Smart

Gerald G. Smeltzer, Jr.

SC Special Forces Foundation

Phillip A. Stiles Jr.

Coach Dawn Staley

Clifford Stanley

Edward C. Sutton II

Coach Dabo Swinney

Charleston Together

George Patton Waters

Mary L. Whyte

Maj Gen. & Mrs. Leo V. Williams III

Josiah Williams

Henry S. Wilson

Kathleen D. Cartland and J. Eric Wooten

Sam and Jane Wyche

Vincent and Yvonne Yax

Karl H. Zerbst, Jr.

Our Mission

Our Mission

Our Mission

The National Medal of Honor Leadership and Education Center Foundation seeks to recognize the uncommon valor of our country’s military through its greatest heroes and to further educate and inspire the coming generations in a timeless presentation extolling patriotism.

Our Vision

Our Mission

Our Mission

The National Medal of Honor Leadership and Education Center Foundation seeks to construct and maintain the National Medal of Honor Leadership and Education Center to house the Congressional Medal of Honor Museum, Congressional Medal of Honor Society Headquarters, and the Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial Chapel.

JUST RELEASED IN THEATERS

We are proud to have been selected to host a sneak preview of The Last Full Measure inspired by the true story of Vietnam War hero William H. Pitsenbarger, a USAF Pararescue medic who saved over sixty men in the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division before making the ultimate sacrifice in one of the bloodiest battles of the war.

THIS MOVIE IS A MUST SEE!!! IN THEATERS JANUARY 24, 2020

Maj. Gen. James E Livingston addresses the crowd prior to the screening.

Maj. Gen. James E Livingston addresses the crowd prior to the screening.

Maj. Gen. James E Livingston addresses the crowd prior to the screening.

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Post Screening Q&A

Maj. Gen. James E Livingston addresses the crowd prior to the screening.

Maj. Gen. James E Livingston addresses the crowd prior to the screening.

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Director & Producers Autograph Film Posters for Guests

CBS's Sunday Morning Show sent a crew to capture the preview as part of their story on this film

CBS's Sunday Morning Show sent a crew to capture the preview as part of their story on this film

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CBS's Sunday Morning Show sent a crew to capture the preview as part of their story on this film

CBS's Sunday Morning Show sent a crew to capture the preview as part of their story on this film

CBS's Sunday Morning Show sent a crew to capture the preview as part of their story on this film

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Breaking News

CMOHS & CMOH Museum to Remain at Patriots Point

The national headquarters for the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and the Congressional Medal of Honor Museum will remain aboard the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant, SC.

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Patriots Point Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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The National Medal of Honor Leadership and Education Center

The National Medal of Honor Leadership and Education Center will house the Congressional Medal of Honor Museum highlighting the eras of Medal of Honor history: The Civil War; Indian Campaigns; Wars of American Expansion; Peacetime; World War I; World War II; Korea; Vietnam; the Cold War and the War on Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Educational exhibits will include memorabilia and artifacts relating to Medal of Honor recipients and include such well-known names as Audie Murphy, Sergeant Alvin York and James Doolittle.


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The Congressional Medal of Honor Museum

The Congressional Medal of Honor is awarded for "Conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against any enemy of the United States; while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force; or while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party."

Credits: Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

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Congressional Medal of Honor Society Headquarters

The Congressional Medal of Honor Society is a non-profit organization chartered by the 85th Congress under a legislative act signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on August 14, 1958.  The Society's national headquarters is located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, on the hanger deck of the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum. The headquarters consists of the Society's office, museum and archives.

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Patriots Art Foundation

In 2010, Mary Whyte set out on a mission to paint fifty watercolor portraits of what it means to be an American veteran today. The project was over seven years in the making, taking the artist across the entire United States, to meet and paint some of our country's truest patriots. Featuring current day veterans of all ages, all walks of life and from every state, Whyte's WE THE PEOPLE will be a national treasure that will honor and connect with our men and women in uniform for generations to come.

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The USS Yorktown (CV-10)

The USS YORKTOWN (CV-10) was the tenth aircraft carrier to serve in the United States Navy. Built in an amazing 16 ½ months at Newport News, Virginia, YORKTOWN was commissioned on April 15, 1943. World War II’s famous “Fighting Lady” would participate significantly in the Pacific offensive that began in late 1943 and ended with the defeat of Japan in 1945. YORKTOWN received the Presidential Unit Citation and earned 11 battle stars for service in World War II.

Credits: Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

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USS Laffey (DD-724)

USS LAFFEY (DD-724) is the most decorated World War II era US Destroyer still in existence. DD-724 was named in honor of LAFFEY (DD-459), sunk during the Naval Battle for Guadalcanal (13 November 1942). Both ships were named in honor of Seaman Bartlett Laffey, a Civil War Medal of Honor recipient.

Credits: Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

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USS Clamagore (SS-343)

The only GUPPY III submarine preserved in the U.S., the USS CLAMAGORE (SS-343) is Patriots Point iconic Cold War submarine.

Credits: Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum 

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The Vietnam Experience

Patriots Point brings the history of the Vietnam War to life in this fully immersive 2 ½ acre exhibit that brings Marine officers to life through holograms in an exciting 3-D production.

Credits: Patriots Point Links

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Doolittle Raiders B-25

Board a Mitchell B-25 Bomber identical to the ones used by the “Doolittle Raiders” in 1942.  Learn about Doolittle's raid and what it took to launch B-25s from the aircraft carrier Hornet.  

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Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum Educational Programing

Patriots Point offers educational programs on board the USS YORKTOWN and is available for groups of 10 or more.

Credits: Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

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Patriot Point Links

Situated on the edge of Charleston Harbor and offering spectacular views of the city, Fort Sumter, and ships arriving from all over the world, Patriots Point has been for years a favorite place to play for local Charleston golfers and resort guests. It’s located in Mount Pleasant at the foot of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge and just five minutes from downtown. Any golf trip to South Carolina’s historic city of Charleston is not complete without a round at this memorable harbor side golf course.

Credits: Patriots Point Links

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Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina at Patriots Point

As Charleston’s premier waterfront resort, Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina blends sophisticated style with gracious hospitality. Each day, you’ll discover new and unparalleled dining selections, tranquil pools, calming spa packages, and nature-inspired beachfront activities—all met with the uncompromising attention to detail you deserve.

The Congressional Medal of Honor Museum Founder's Society

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The Congressional Medal of Honor Museum Founder's Society will be composed of the first 100 individuals to pledge $1,000 to be paid by December 31, 2019.  This designation entitles donors to be listed on the Founder's Society Plaque prominently located inside the Congressional Medal of Honor Museum.  

"Any nation that does not honor its heroes will not long endure." - Abraham Lincoln


"A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it honors...the men it remembers."   - John F. Kennedy

Images courtesy of the existing National Medal of Honor Museum currently aboard the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina , USS Yorktown Foundation, and whitehouse.gov