Many young people today lack the core leadership knowledge, skills, and understanding they will need to be successful in their lives. These critically important lessons are rarely taught in school, at work, or even at home. They matter tremendously to individual outcomes, but also to our future as a Country.
Our vision is to ensure all Americans have access to the inspirational leadership examples and lessons of our Country’s greatest heroes, our Medal of Honor recipients, so they can overcome the personal challenges and collective adversity they will face in their lives and as a society. Through transformative experiences and teaching that build upon an innovative digital strategy and national platform, we seek to inspire, engage, educate, and unite coming generations with the quintessential values of courage, integrity, commitment, sacrifice, citizenship, and patriotism that represent the best and most enduring qualities of what it means to be American.
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina has been home to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s Museum and educational programming since 1999. Currently, located on the USS Yorktown, the Society fully supports the National Medal of Honor Leadership & Education Center and other like-minded organizations to build a stronger national platform to achieve greater public awareness, engagement, and impact.
By legal decree (SB 1663) Congress designed Mount Pleasant as the official and lawful home to the Medal of Honor Society Offices and Museum. The congressional designation affirms the national importance of our mission and vision to our greatest heroes and for the future of our Country.
In recognition of the great individual need and national opportunity to provide younger generations with inspiring leadership knowledge, skills, and examples, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society is pleased to support the National Medal of Honor Leadership & Education Center (Patriots Point, SC) in its mission to deliver high-quality educational experiences to audiences nationwide. This non-exclusive position of support will provide us with an enhanced national education platform joined by like-minded organizations that share common goals to inspire the best in American leadership. By working together, we can help ensure all Americans have access to quality leadership education to overcome personal and collective challenges, seize positive opportunities, and carry forward the very best traits and traditions of what it means to be American.
Our late 2019 Planning Study proposed and tested our concept and vision for the Center. We received critical feedback from key stakeholders and prospective donors and leaders leading to confirmation of our brand strategy, mission focus, and planning steps. At the heart of the feedback was an interest in the value proposition and transformational potential of the new Center to inspire younger Americans by the example and leadership lessons of our MOH recipients. Our concept was strongly embraced with emphasis directed on the educational scope and impact. The educational programming and Museum were viewed inextricably as two sides of the same coin. a. Prospective donors are willing to invest in the future value of the Center to realize the full transformational potential to maximize impact and the return on their investment to influence future generations and carry forward the best traits of what it means to be an American. b. There is a “digital journey” concept developed that connects both the physical experience of the museum to events and symposiums, to online instruction to create a powerful “value chain” to propel and sustain our national educational strategy. c. The Museum is the physical experience of the stories, examples, and leadership lessons of the MOH recipients. It will be edified with digital content to engage younger and older audiences alike. For many, it will be an introduction or gateway to a journey that continues well beyond the museum visit through national youth and adult programming involving multiple collaborations.
The new National Medal of Honor Leadership Education Center is anticipated to open on Memorial Day, 2024. In the meantime, we are actively developing a national educational platform with online classes, leadership certification programs, teacher training programs, and special event programming.
The Medal of Honor Society programs exist to benefit all Medal of Honor recipients and veterans. As the epicenter of national programming, the National Medal of Honor Leadership & Education Center seeks to benefit all related museums and initiatives with a complementary mission through example, coordination, and alignment.
At this time there are only 66 living Medal of Honor recipients. Many recipients received our Nation’s highest military award posthumously.
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The Congressional Medal of Honor Society is the only Congressionally-chartered organization responsible for: the health and welfare, legacy, archives, educational, and outreach programs for Medal of Honor Recipients. Through a collaboration agreement, the Society works with the National Medal of Honor Leadership & Education Center to enhance the delivery of programs to enhance and help individuals become better citizens and leaders.