Courage. Sacrifice. Selflessness. Patriotism.
Do those words describe an act of service performed by a Scout, Venturer or Scouter you know?
Chances are, they do. And you’ll need to act quickly to recognize this person by nominating him or her to the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation’s Citizen Honors awards. The nomination deadline is Jan. 10, 2014.
The same foundation that honors acts of wartime valor (with the Congressional Medal of Honor) seeks to also celebrate “unsung heroes” or citizens who’ve selflessly put the lives of others first through an act of heroism. And, as Scouts pledge to “help other people at all times,” it’s likely that you know of a Scout, Venturer or fellow Scouter deserving this great distinction.
Nominate this person today — the Jan. 10 deadline is approaching fast. Nominees must be age 18 or older, and this person’s act of selflessness must have occurred in the last three years. Find more details regarding the nominating criteria here.
Read more and watch a video about the award after the jump.
Recipients of the Medal of Honor will review the nominations and select three recipients of the Citizen Honors Medal. These heroes will receive their awards during a ceremony on National Medal of Honor Day, March 25th, 2014, near the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
Watch a video highlighting past recipients of this prestigious award, below.
Help the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation recognize courageous citizens by completing a nomination form today.