Medal of Honor Week kicks off in Gainesville

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

GAINESVILLE, TX ― A week-long celebration begins Monday in Gainesville, the host city of the Medal of Honor Week.

For the last seven years, Gainesville has been home to this title. There are only 98 Medal of Honor recipients in the nation, and this year twelve of them will be right here in Texoma.

Recipients will talk to students across the county about patriotism, and a parade will be held in their honor.

Gainesville’s Medal of Honor Host City Program was established in 2001 by a group of volunteers seeking a unique way to show the community’s respect and appreciation for the service of America’s veterans.

On the Web:

2009 Schedule of Events

History of the Medal of Honor Host City Program

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  • by Gary Location: Sherman on Mar 31, 2009 at 12:33 PM
    You don't want to miss this one.
  • by Who Location: Knows on Mar 30, 2009 at 02:58 PM
    We should honor these and any Medal of Honor reciepiants. Most know little of the things these brave men have done or seen. I salute each and every one of you upstanding citizens of the United States. Hooah!
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