The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States.
Generally presented to its recipient by the President of the United States of America in the name of Congress, it is often called the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Pueblo Home of Heroes Association
The Pueblo Home of Heroes Association was first known as Pueblo Medal of Honor Foundation. It was created after Pueblo Chieftain newspaper publisher Bob Rawlings decided to fund raise to create a Medal of Honor memorial in Pueblo, Colorado to honor Pueblo's four Medal of Honor recipients. The project was to be four individual statues with additional names of all Medal of Honor recipients included. As the memorial project progressed, the Foundation was created from a committee of citizens. The group decided to invite the Congressional Medal of Honor Society to Pueblo for their national annual convention in the year 2000, so they could be a part of the unveiling. The Congressional Medal of Honor Society is made up exclusively of all living Medal of Honor recipients.
After completion of the Pueblo Memorial and the hosting of the Convention, the committee reorganized to maintain the Memorial and promote it as an attraction in Pueblo, Colorado.