Congressional Medal of Honor Society and Foundation Release Medal of Honor Day Schedule

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ARLINGTON, Va., March 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Congressional Medal of Honor Society and Foundation announced today the 2015 National Medal of Honor Day and Citizen Honors Program schedule. The three 2015 Citizen Honorees, selected from 20 finalists for their acts of courage and selflessness, are: Alton Brieske, Jon Meis and Michael Reagan. The honorees will be recognized by members of the Medal of Honor Society in a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on National Medal of Honor Day, Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

Schedule of events:

2:00 p.m.
Medal of Honor Wreath Laying Ceremony
Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery

2:30 p.m.
Citizen Service Before Self Honors Ceremony
Arlington National Cemetery

Media check-in will occur on Memorial Ave (main entrance to Arlington Cemetery), from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Media will be directed by security officers to park on Memorial Avenue or in the public parking garage. Media will be shuttled to the ceremony location. Media shuttles will be located on Memorial Avenue, near the guard station starting a 1 p.m. The last shuttle will leave at 1:30 p.m.

Media members attending or interested in an interview time with Medal of Honor recipients or Citizen Honorees must preregister by contacting:
Eugenia Gardner

The 2015 Honorees were selected for the following acts:

Alton Brieske of Port St. Lucie, Florida, was selected for his heroism on December 10, 2014 when he plunged into a snake and alligator infested canal to rescue and resuscitate an unresponsive driver from a submerged vehicle.

Jon Meis of Renton, Washington, was selected for his heroism on June 5, 2014 when he disarmed and subdued a shooter on the campus of Seattle Pacific University.

Michael G. Reagan, a Vietnam veteran from Edmonds, Washington, was selected for his service in founding the non-profit Fallen Heroes Project, which provides hand-drawn portraits to the families of all servicemen and women who have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

For more information about the 2015 Citizen Honorees and finalists, visit the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation website at

About the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation: The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation was founded in 1999 by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society with the mission to perpetuate the legacy of the Medal through outreach and education. Through its Character Development Program, the Foundation reaches out to the citizens of America, and particularly to young Americans, to promote an awareness of the values embodied in the Medal and to teach that ordinary citizens, through courage, sacrifice, selfless service and patriotism, can make a difference in the lives of others and change the course of history. The Foundation is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit with Tax ID #25-1828488.

For additional information contact:
Eugenia Gardner

SOURCE Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation


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