Medal of Honor Historical Society of the United States
To provide for the research, preservation, and documentation of the history of the individuals who have been awarded the Medal of Honor, the highest award that can be bestowed upon a member of the U.S. Armed Forces.
In as much as an appreciation and understanding of history and heritage is the foundation of continued progress for any culture, the Medal of Honor Historical Society of the United States, Inc., will concern itself with programs and policies that will educate and enlighten the public on the histories, both biographical and military of Medal of Honor Recipients.
Members and citizens are educated and enlightened through MoHHSUS’ high quality research and outreach programs.
The MoHHSUS has diversity in its large and increasing membership, and encourages maximum creativity and participation from members.
The MoHHSUS works cooperatively with the historical programs and facilities of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and Foundation as well as other historical, military and civilian organizations.
To establish a Liaison with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society to facilitate an informational exchange on the history of the Medal of Honor and its recipients.
To compile a biography on all Medal of Honor Recipients from accredited sources and resources.
To publish an update to the 1994 book Medal of Honor Recipients 1863-1994, by George Lang, Raymond L. Collins and Gerard R. White based on corrected and updated information.
To work with other researchers and cemeteries to locate the burial locations of those recipients whose burial locations are currently unknown.
To work with other researchers and cemeteries to ensure that all graves of recipients are marked with an appropriate Medal of Honor marker or headstone.
To work with other researchers and cemeteries to assist and coordinate in rendering honors to a recipient in the event of a newly placed Medal of Honor marker or headstone with a ceremony appropriate for the occasion.