Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito,Jr. and Sonia Sotomayor probably didn’t have far to go when they attended the premiere of “Medal of Honor: A History” by producer Ed Hooper last night at the Court, followed by a dinner also attended by 30 Medal of Honor Recipients.
“Medal of Honor: A history” is a hour long documentary on the history of the medal – not the recipients, but the medal itself and how it rose from a decoration no one wanted to become the nation’s highest honor. It’s narrated by Gary Sinise. It features interviews with service branch historians and the U.S. Senate historian, and illustrates how a medal is created at the mint. This is the first time a history of the medal has been assembled anywhere.
Today is National Medal of Honor day and the festivities will carry on at Arlington National Cemetery where the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation will honor 3 Citizen Honor recipients for heroic deeds in a Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns.
(h/t Janet Donovan)