Each year, after a nationwide search is organized by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, three United States citizens are chosen to receive the Citizen Honors awards. The honorees receive this award from a group of Americans whose actions have defined the word courage -- the fewer than 80 living members of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. These brave men have received the Medal of Honor for their acts of valor performed during wartime.
To be considered for this rare civilian honor, nominees must have made a difference in the lives of others through a singular act of extraordinary heroism, or through their continued commitment to putting others first. For Americans, this is an opportunity to nominate fellow citizens, neighbors and co-workers-the heroes all around you. Three remarkable citizens will be chosen to receive the Citizen Honors on March 25, 2014 in conjunction with National Medal of Honor Day.