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Chris Stone Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor Young Hero Award

Updated: Apr 23

National Medal of Honor Day. Today we honor America's heroes.


The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announced their Citizen Honors Award Honorees – outstanding Americans who have gone above and beyond to perform extraordinary acts of courage or service and exemplify the values embodied in the Medal of Honor: courage, sacrifice, commitment, integrity, citizenship, and patriotism.


EVERY MEDAL, A STORY TO BE TOLD.

CHRIS STONE (Posthumous) of Santa Fe, TX, was selected for his extreme valor when he used his body as a human barricade on May 18, 2018 to keep a school shooter from entering a room, saving the lives of many students while losing his own.

Share his story on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @SFTenMemorial.

In addition to the announcement of the Citizen Honors Honorees, Medal of Honor Recipients will commemorate National Medal of Honor Day with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery at 12:30 pm, in remembrance of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Congress passed a resolution in 1990 establishing National Medal of Honor Day as March 25th as the first Medals of Honor were awarded that day in 1863. The wreath-laying will be live-streamed on Facebook by Arlington National Cemetery, beginning at 12:25pm: https://www.facebook.com/ArlingtonNatl.


The Congressional Medal of Honor Society was chartered by Congress in 1958 to create a

brotherhood among the living Medal of Honor recipients; to protect and uphold the dignity and honor of the Medal; to promote patriotism and love of country; and to inspire our youth to become worthy and dedicated citizens of our nation. Its membership consists exclusively of those individuals who have received the Medal of Honor. Today, there are 69 living recipients of the Medal of Honor. The Society is unique in that its membership hopes that there will be no need to welcome new inductees.



Texas House of Representatives | Introduced by Dr. Greg Bonnen | April 9, 2021 | "House Resolution No. 507"


MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS:


Congressional Medal of Honor Society Official Press Release | March 25, 2021 | "Congressional Medal of Honor Society Announces 2021 Citizen Honors Awards"


Congressional Medal of Honor Society | March 25, 2021 | "Citizen Honor Awardee Chris Stone"


ABC 13 | March 29, 2021 | "Santa Fe HS shooting victim awarded Congressional Medal of Honor Young Hero Award"


KHOU 11 | March 29, 2021 | "Santa Fe shooting victim chosen to receive Congressional Medal of Honor’s Young Hero Award"


Galveston Daily News | April 22, 2021 | "Slain Santa Fe teen to receive Medal of Honor Society’s Young Hero Award"


Houston Chronicle | March 29, 2021 | "Student killed in Santa Fe High School shooting given Congressional Medal of Honor Young Hero Award"


iHeartRADIO | March 29, 2021 | "Texas Teen Recieves Medal Of Honor For Saving Classmates During Shooting"


Congressional Medal of Honor Society | March 25, 2021 | "Medal of Honor Day Wreath-Laying at Arlington National Cemetery"


PRNewswire | March 25, 2021 | "Congressional Medal of Honor Society Announces 2021 Citizen Honors Awards For Acts of Heroism and Selfless Service"


KFVS 12 (Cape Girardeau, MO) | March 25, 2021 | "Retired St. Louis City police captain killed by looters to receive citizen Congressional Medal award"


Stars and Stripes | March 25, 2021 | "On National Medal of Honor Day, civilians are recognized for valor and service"


FOX 2 NOW (St. Louis & Illinois) | March 25, 2021 | "Capt. David Dorn receives Citizens Honors Award in Washington, D.C."


Bay Area Entertainer | March 25, 2021 | "Ordinary People Can Do Extraordinary Things"


Senator John Cornyn Facebook | March 25, 2021 | "He is a true hero"


The Washington Times | March 25, 2021 | "Slain retired officer David Dorn to be honored for heroism against looters"


Collegiate Water Polo Association | March 25, 2021 | "Congressional Medal of Honor Society Announces 2021 Citizen Honors Awards For Acts of Heroism and Selfless Service"


US Representative Randy Weber Facebook | March 25, 2021 | "Texas District 14’s own citizens, Chris Stone, has posthumously received the Society’s Young Hero Award"


US Representative Randy Weber | March 25, 2021 | "Rep. Weber Announces Congressional Medal of Honor Society's Young Hero Awardee, Chris Stone of Santa Fe"


Workplace Violence Prevention Institute | March 25, 2021 | "Why Awarding Chris Stone the Congressional Medal of Honor is NOT ENOUGH"

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