Knoxville Congressional Medal of Honor Convention 2014
June 17, 2013
Welcome to the first blog celebrating the 2014 Congressional Medal of Honor Convention. Composed solely of Medal of Honor recipients, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society hold their annual convention in a different U.S. city. We are proud that the city of Knoxville, Tennessee will be hosting this monumental event from September 9-13, 2014, especially because this convention marks two very important milestones: the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, and the 75th anniversary of the start of World War II.
The four-day convention will consist of both public and private activities for the Medal of Honor recipients and the public, which will include luncheons, concerts, and displays, culminating in the Patriot Award Gala, the convention’s signature closing event.
Additionally, as part of the Convention activities, Medal of Honor recipients will visit Knoxville-area schools that participate in the Character Development Program, which educates students about the core values rooted in the Medal of Honor: courage, integrity, sacrifice, commitment, citizenship and patriotism. In April 2013, the Tennessee State Senate passed Joint Resolution 45 in recognition of a model character development program for use in Tennessee public schools. Written by four students from Knoxville Central High School and sponsored by Senator Becky Massey, R-Knoxville, Resolution 45 urged the official adoption by the State Board of Education of the Congressional Medal of Honor Character Development Program as the official curriculum to be used to meet the character education requirements currently set out in state law.
Please continue to check back for continuous updates about all of the exciting events during the Knoxville Congressional Medal of Honor Convention 2014. We hope to see you there!