Today we recognize National Medal of Honor Day to honor those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. National Medal of Honor Day is celebrated every year on March 25, in honor of the first time it was awarded on March 25, 1863. The medal is the highest honor for military valor in action, and more than 3,500 people have been awarded the Medal of Honor.
West Point has had 76 Graduates that have received this honor.
West Point recently hosted Medal of Honor recipients Sergeant Major Thomas Payne and Sergeant Major Matthew Williams, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, who shared their experiences with cadets, staff, and faculty during their visit.
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