NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR DAY
“A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it honors.”
President John F. Kennedy
March 25th is National Medal of Honor Day, and an opportunity to honor the heroism and sacrifice made by each of the 3,507 recipients awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, America’s highest award for military valor in action. All Recipients embody the following characteristics:
we took notice, and we took action
In 2020, SOWF took a decisive step to honor Medal of Honor Recipients by expanding the eligibility of our scholarships program to include children of ALL Medal of Honor Recipients. Now all children of Medal of Honor Recipients receive fully funded educations, “cradle to career,” including college and technical schools. We believe that this is a tremendously impactful way to honor their service and sacrifice by collectively preparing their children for their futures.
“Our SOWF Board of Directors were unanimous in their support of our nation’s Medal of Honor recipients, a testament to these heroes’ selfless acts of bravery,” said Major General (Retired) Clay Hutmacher, President and CEO of Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
Since our expansion, we have added 19 Medal of Honor recipients with a total of 35 school-aged children (under age 33) to our programs. These children range in age from one to twenty-three years old. Funding includes preschool programs (up to $8,000 per year), unlimited tutoring, college and trade school tuition, room and board, books, and other miscellaneous fees. It is important to note that funding for children of Medal of Honor Recipients has no impact on current funding for all our eligible surviving children of Special Operations Personnel.
WE STAND BY YOUR FAMILY’S SIDE FROM CRADLE TO CAREER