Every day in this country, ordinary Americans become extraordinary through singular acts of heroism or through a prolonged series of selfless acts. These acts of courage and self-sacrifice symbolize the American spirit and are recognized every year by our nation’s greatest heroes.
Two finalists selected for the 2021 Congressional Medal of Honor YOUNG HERO AWARD which recognizes Americans age 8-17 for their courage in a dire situation are CHRIS STONE & TRENTON BEAZLEY from Santa Fe, TX.
Each year, The Citizen Honors Awards recognize Americans whose exceptional courage and selfless service embody the values of the Medal of Honor: courage, sacrifice, integrity, commitment, patriotism, and citizenship. More than 75 nominations from around the country were received for this year’s prestigious awards. The 20 finalists were selected through two rounds of judging by an independent panel, with the final round judged exclusively by Medal of Honor recipients.
The Citizen Honors honorees receive this award from a group of Americans whose actions have defined the words courage and selfless service — the living members of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. These brave Americans have received the Medal of Honor for their acts of valor performed during wartime and present the Citizen Honors awards to Americans who are showing courage and dedicating themselves to service here at home.
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.
Congressional Medal of Honor Society | February 23, 2021 | "Congressional Medal of Honor Society Announces 2021’s Citizen Honors Award Finalists"