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Military Awards for Valor

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America has a time-honored tradition of recognizing the acts of valor performed by Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines.

Per Act 59 of 2014 and the efforts of state Sen. Andy Dinniman, the lists that may be found by clicking on the graphic to the right allow you to share in this tradition and honor those individuals awarded our nation's most prestigious valor awards.

Click here or on the image to the right to access a searchable database of individuals who have been awarded the Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Navy Cross, the Air Force Cross and the Silver Star, which are granted for heroic service in the armed forces of the United States. 

 

Pennsylvania's Medal of Honor Memorial 

Soldiers-grove.jpgSoldiers’ and Sailors’ Grove, located behind the State Capitol in Harrisburg, is the site of the commonwealth's Medal of Honor Memorial. This memorial lists the names of each recipient, including those from the Civil War. A historical marker here also commemorates the United States Colored Troops Grand Review.

Soldiers' and Sailors' Grove is a formal tree-lined mall which serves as a memorial to all the Pennsylvanians who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces or the Pennsylvania National Guard. The grove links the vista of the Main Capitol Building to Fisher Plaza and overlooks the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Bridge. It defines the symmetry of the original Capitol Complex and functions as the site of numerous events and activities.

Other Pennsylvania Military Memorials

 Our Commonwealth is also home to the nation's oldest memorial site dedicated to Medal of Honor recipients. More information about the Medal of Honor Grove in southeastern Pennsylvania is available on the Friends of the MOH website.

Additionally, if you would like to find a Veterans Memorial in your county, the Pennsylvania National Guard Military Museum has developed a map that provides information for numerous military-related memorials within the commonwealth.