This week’s “National Medal of Honor Day” was created to “foster public appreciation and recognition of Medal of Honor Recipients.” As a board member of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, this day holds special meaning for me. It is our nation’s highest military honor and represents the six values of courage, sacrifice, patriotism, citizenship, integrity, and commitment. David Semour, a West Point graduate, Army veteran, chief operating officer of American Airlines and a partner of Veterans Advantage, leads the Foundation as its Chairman.
An important Veterans Advantage board member, Paul “Buddy” Bucha, who has been with us for our 20+ year history, is one of only 69 living recipients today recognized for his heroism while serving in Vietnam. Thank you, Bud for your service!
President Abraham Lincoln started the Medal of Honor in 1862 to recognize the heroes of the Civil War. It continues to be awarded today by the President of the United States for valor in action. We should always keep these great Americans in our hearts, as they represent the very best among us. The official National Medal of Honor Day falls each year on March 25, but is an everyday calling for Veterans Advantage.