(PRWEB) February 27, 2014
Each year, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society (composed only of the living Recipients of the Medal of Honor) recognizes three ordinary Americans who have demonstrated courage and selflessness in their daily lives, either through a single act of bravery or an ongoing act of service. These individuals are nominated from across the country by friends, colleagues and members of their community for the Citizen Service Before Self Honors (Citizen Honors) award.
The finalists for the 2014 Citizen Service Before Self Honors award are:
For a single act:
Carlos Arredondo of Roslindale, Massachusetts
Casey Borgen of Seattle, Washington
John Conley of Barrington, Rhode Island
James Jenkins of Columbus, Ohio
Brian Kowalski of Trinity, Florida
Michael Landsberry of Sparks, Nevada
Connor Stotts of Oceanside, California
Timothy Tweedie of Houlton, Maine
Jonathan Willard of Nashville, Tenessesse
For on-going acts:
Marie Alfano of Cranbury, New Jersey
Shanta Barton-Stubbs of Orlando, Florida
Dale Beatty of Statesville, North Carolina
Russell Dohner of Rushville, Illinois
Carol Fennelly of Washington, District of Columbia
Pete Fogarty of Kansas City, Missouri
Richard Haas of Fredericksburg, Virginia
Gary Parker of Santa Barbara, California
Gus Stavros of St. Petersburg, Florida
Linda Watts of Leesburg, Florida
Troy Yocum of Louisville, Kentucky
The Medal of Honor Recipients ultimately select three of these hometown heroes from this distinguished list of finalists and will recognize these heroes on Medal of Honor Day, 25 March, in a special ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
Medal of Honor Recipient Barney Barnum says of these Citizen Honors:
“This is a chance to honor Americans who have gone above and beyond in the civilian world. Ordinary individuals who, in a crisis situation, do the right thing at the right time for the right reasons,” says Barney, who helps bestow Citizen Honors medals each year. “People like this are what makes America great so we’ve got to stop and honor them and think about them. They have stepped forward and made us proud.”
About the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation –
The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation was founded by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, which consists exclusively of the living Medal of Honor recipients. The Foundation is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit with Tax ID #25-1828488.
The Foundation, in conjunction with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, reaches out to the citizens of America, particularly its youth, to promote an awareness of what the Medal of Honor represents and how ordinary Americans through courage, sacrifice, selfless service and patriotism can challenge fate and change the course of history.
Visit us at http://www.cmohfoundation.org.