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Title 32 of the Code of Federal Regulations which oversees National Defense contains detailed information about the Army's decorations and medals. See part 578 Decorations, medals, ribbons, and similar devices.


Congress awards the Congressional Gold Medal to express appreciation for distinguished contributions and achievements. Medals are struck in recognition of a person, an institution, or an event.

Congressional Gold Medal Recipients are listed complete with the date of approval and the sponsoring legislation on the House of Representative's Offic ...


The United States Coast Guard Historian's Office includes a section on Flags, Medals, and Uniforms of the Coast Guard and its predecessor Services and information about select medal recipients.


Kennedy Center Honors


Kennedy Center Honors recognizes five individuals who have contributed to the cultural life of the nation and the world. About the honors provides a brief history of the awards created in 1978.


Marine Corps History and Museums Division


The Marine Corps History and Museums Division provides resources on the Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipients. Recipients are listed by campaign, by name, and by unit. The site also includes a list of Naval personnel who recieved the medal ...


The Medal of Honor is awarded to for acts of valor. A Brief History of the Medal of Honor provides a history of the medal which was authorized by Congress in 1861.

The Medal of Honor Citations provides


The U.S. Mint produces three medals commemorative, presidential, and the U.S. Mint and Treasury medals.

Commemorative medals honor oustanding persons, events, and sites of special meaning to the American people. In many cases these are reproductions of Congressional medals.


National Humanities Medal is awarded to up to twelve recipients each year. The award honors individuals or groups whose work has deepened the nation's understanding of the humanities, broadened our citizens' engagement with the humanities, or helped preserve and expand Americans' access to important resources in the humanities.



National Medal of Arts is given by the National Endowment for the Arts for lifetime achievement to artists and art patrons.

Information includes a list of recipients from ...


The National Medal of Science is the Presidential award given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to knowledge in the physical, biological, mathematical, engineering, social, and behavioral sciences.

The National Science Foundation offers a searchable

National Medal of Technology and Innovation


The National Medal of Technology and Innovation is awarded annually by the President to American innovators.

The list of recipients from 1985 to the present includes the citations to the medals. Information is also provided about the

Naval Historical Center


The Naval Historical Center provides information on the tradition of unofficial certificates and medals awarded during wars and conflicts.


The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian honor for meritorious service.

For information about recipients and awards visit The White House web site and look under the News section.

U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing


This Department of the Treasury agency is responsible for printing Federal Reserve notes, postage stamps for the U.S. Postal Service, engraved invitations for the White House, and miscellaneous security documents for federal agencies.

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The Department of the Treasury oversees the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the United States Mint. For general information from the Department of the Treasury about currency and coins see the Currency and Coin Topics which offers the latest news, links to offices and bureaus, education ...


The U.S. Army Center of Military History provides Unit Lineage and Honors information for select United States Army units including campaign credits and decorations received.

United States Mint


The United States Mint produces all medals and coinage for the U.S. government. The online product catalog inlcudes all collectible coins and medals available for purchase. The site includes information about the Mint, resources about coin and medal programs, the history of the Mint, and much more.

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