medal of honor interactive exhibit The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum is pleased to announce our newest display — the Medal of Honor Stories Kiosk, celebrating America’s Medal of Honor recipients.

This interactive exhibit highlights the men and women who have received our nation’s highest award for valor in combat. This display was made possible, in part, by a grant from the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.

The Medal of Honor was established in 1861, and is awarded for personal acts of valor “above and beyond the call of duty.” Since the American Civil War, more than 40 million individuals have served in the United States Armed Forces. However, barely more than 3,500 men and women have been awarded the Medal of Honor.[1]

The database of the Medal of Honor kiosk contains a complete, searchable catalog of all Medal of Honor recipients. The exhibit also presents video interviews with MoH recipients who share their stories of valor, devotion to duty, faith and service to our country.

The Medal of Honor Stories Kiosk is a natural complement to the Museum’s Hall of Heroes exhibit. Guests can learn about every Medal of Honor recipient, including the Marine Corps aviators that have been so honored. This exhibit is also an important part of the Flying Leatherneck’s education initiatives and student outreach. It will be used as a tool to educate and inspire students about the importance of “Honor, Courage and Commitment,” patriotism and American history.

The Flying Leathernecks encourage everyone to experience the Medal of Honor Stories Kiosk during your next museum visit.

[1] To date, Dr. Mary Edwards Walker is the only woman to receive the Medal of Honor. Doctor Walker served as a battlefield surgeon for the Union Army during the Civil War.