Medal of Honor Host City Program

 Gainesville Texas is home to the nation’s only Medal of Honor Host City Program. Since 2001 more than 30 Recipients of the nation’s highest award for valor have come to this small, North Texas town.

Fifteen Recipients have already confirmed they will attend several relaxed, casual and public activities which afford community residents the chance to meet and greet them, April 6-9. Events include a banquet, school programs, a tree planting for each first time Recipient visitor, a Texas barbecue, banquet and a parade… the largest in the county’s history. 

Both the Recipients and community leaders agree that focus throughout remain  “child-friendly” in order that even the youngest student can benefit from the Recipients’ message of self-reliance, patriotism and education. To date the Recipients have spoken with more than 12,000 area students. 

For more information and on this year’s MOH Weekend activities and schedule click here

“It shall be the privilege and responsibility of the City of Gainesville Texas to welcome our Nation’s Medal of Honor Recipients at every opportunity.
In so doing we pay homage to the principles which the Medal of Honor represents… Duty, Honor, Country.” – Mission Statement

2 Responses to Medal of Honor Host City Program

  1. bill chivers says:

    this will be my first the gainesville moh program i am honored to be in attendance..i am 80% disabled and a vietnam vet. i work at the tomball outpatient clinic and visit camp hope(ptsd facility) i have not forgotten..and must continue to give back…bill chivers..199th light infintry..1967-68

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