Rep. Wexton Congratulates Boulder Crest Retreat, Named a 2020 Citizen Honors Awards Finalist
Congressional Medal of Honor Society Announces 2020’s Citizen Honors Awards Finalists, Winners to be Honored at Awards Dinner on Medal of Honor Day, March 25
Washington, February 26, 2020
Washington, DC -- Today, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society announced the top 27 finalists for this year’s Citizen Honors Awards, including the Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation based in Bluemont, Virginia. The finalists were selected through two rounds of judging by an independent panel, with the final round exclusively of Medal of Honor recipients. More than 110 nominations from around the country were received for the prestigious awards.
Photos from the Congresswoman’s tour of Boulder Crest in August can be found here.
The Boulder Crest Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2011, that supports combat veterans and their family members, and first responders, who struggle with a number of mental health challenges as a result of their service, and advocates for the theory of posttraumatic growth to be the foundation of how they heal America’s heroes who have experienced trauma.
From the finalists, six U.S. citizens and one organization will receive the Citizen Honors Awards this year. The Valor Awards will be honored on March 25, 2020, Congressional Medal of Honor Day, in Washington, DC at a formal dinner being held at the International Spy Museum. The Service Awards will be presented May 14th, 2020 at The Belmond Charleston Place Hotel in Charleston, SC.
The Congressional Medal of Honor Society was chartered by Congress in 1958 to create a brotherhood among the living Medal of Honor recipients; to protect and uphold the dignity and honor of the Medal; to promote patriotism and love of country; and to inspire our youth to become worthy and dedicated citizens of our nation. Its membership consists exclusively of those individuals who have received the Medal of Honor. Today, there are 71 living recipients of the Medal of Honor. The Society is unique in that its membership hopes that there will be no need to welcome new inductees.
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