Event

Medal of Honor Family Drop-In

Event Details

Date:
Sat, Sep 30, 2023
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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First Division Museum at Cantigny

1s151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189
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First Division Museum Lobby
September 30, 1-3 pm

Join us for a family-friendly drop-in activity commemorating the extraordinary individuals who have received the Congressional Medal of Honor, the United States’ highest military award for valor. In particular, we will be honoring 1st Infantry Division Medal of Honor Recipient Larry Taylor, who received the Medal of Honor at the White House on September 5 for his heroic helicopter rescue of four soldiers in Vietnam in June 1968.

Be our guest inside the First Division Museum as we rebroadcast highlights from Larry Taylor’s White House ceremony. Visitors can write a note to Captain Taylor, handle the gear soldiers used in Vietnam, and learn the history and symbolism of the Medal of Honor.

Photo by Lewis D. Ray, header photo by Henry Villarama, U.S. Army