The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announced the establishment of the Above and Beyond Citizen Honors initiative. Several members of the Honor Society were joined by General Colin Powell and NFL great Tiki Barber as they made the announcement from the Lincoln Memorial.
The award is to honor Americans for extraordinary Service before Self to illustrate how Americans have answered the call to gallantry in a civilian capacity and how it replicates and reflects the traditions, values and virtues of the Honor Society.
General Powell and former President H.W. Bush, will serve as Honorary Co-Chairs for the initiative, the society is requesting that the public nominate citizens for the award . To be considered for the award the nominee must have made a difference in the lives of others through a singular act of heroism or through continued commitment to putting others before themselves. One finalist will be selected from each State, three of which will receive the award.
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