Medal of Honor Information Center

On June 17, 2022 at the Pueblo Convention Center the Pueblo Home of Heroes Association unveiled a new Medal of Honor Information Center featuring a 7’ x 12’ video screen with a touch screen control monitor. The goal of this new Medal of Honor Information Center in the Grand Hall of the Pueblo Convention Center is to provide an interactive and patriotic educational tool that is fun to use. This was accomplished by using the Medal of Honor and its recipients, especially Pueblo’s four heroes, whose uniform jackets are part of the display, as examples of self-sacrifice, duty, honor and going above and beyond the call of duty at the risk of one’s life in defense of our country.

The major things you can select and learn about on the 7’x12’ video screen are:

  • Details and videos about each of Pueblo four recipient’s and the heroic action for which they received the Medal of Honor
  • A listing of, and information about, all the over 3500 Medal of Honor recipients
  • The history of the Medal of Honor
  • The story of the creation of the four Pueblo MOH Memorial statues
  • The Veteran’s Bridge and all the names and their location on the bridge and in many cases biography’s and photos
  • Why Pueblo is called Home of Heroes
  • Information on almost 30 attractions you can see in Pueblo County

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Pueblo Home of Heroes Association
honors the Pueblo Veteran’s Ritual Team as
2019 Pueblo Patriotic Citizen’s of the Year


Commander John Saenz, Vice Commander Sal Torres, 1st Sgt. Savion Lira, Co-Founder Joe Rodriguez, Eddie Bedlien, Bob Begel, Ray Brown, Al Duran, Mike Gallardo, Henry Lefebre, Ernie Lucero, Manuel Marez, Ken Mestas, Ken Montoya, Hank Saladana and Larry Sisneros

As one of the oldest Veterans Ritual Teams in the country, the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team assists over 200 of our nation’s service families every year. The group is comprised of former service men and women who continue to serve the community by providing military funeral services for many of the area’s fallen heroes. The Team supports disabled veterans, widows and orphans of deceased veterans by comforting the families after the loss, entertaining service members while in the hospital plus education and homeless programs, military protocols, patriotism and any other assistance required.
Through their continual service in the community they have had a immense impact as public ambassadors for veterans and the Armed forces.
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While over the years many individuals and groups have volunteered with military events and the Medal of Honor conventions, The Pueblo Home of Heroes Association has honored some outstanding people with the Patriotic Citizen of the Year Award.


2015, John Verna was presented with the Patriotic Citizen of the Year Award as he retired from the helm of the Pueblo Home of Heroes Association after working with the organization since it’s inception. He was part of the team in bidding for the Congressional Medal of Honor Society convention for Pueblo in 2000, his work as a City Councilman helped ensure that Pueblo began using “Home of Heroes” in it’s marketing, he helped with the Home of Heroes signage on I-25 North and South of town, and was a tireless leader and fundraiser for the organization.


2011, school teacher Ray LeMasters was presented with the award for his outstanding work at East High School especially on Veteran’s Day by creating a yearly program for the student body which, in part, shows a portion of a video about one of Pueblo’s Medal of Honor recipients. The video is a series created by Brad Padula, The Media Center, featuring William Crawford, Carl Sitter, Raymond “Jerry” Murphy, and Drew Dix. LeMasters shows one each year so that by the time the students have completed their four years of high school they will have seen all four videos. He works tirelessly within the Veteran Community on projects especially for homeless vets.



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