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  Congressional Gold Medal of Honor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Congressional Gold Medal of Honor is considered the United States Congress equivalent to the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The Congressional Gold Medal of Honor is created by the United States Mint to specifically commemorate the person and achievement for which the medal is awarded.
The Congressional Gold Medal of Honor is a completely separate decoration from the Medal of Honor which is a military award for extreme bravery in action.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Congressional_Gold_Medal   (360 words)

  
 U.S. Congressman Mike Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
"The Gold Medal Enhancement Act," which limits the number of Congressional Gold Medals awarded to two individuals a year, builds on Castle's commemorative coin reforms passed in 1996, and is designed to maintain the esteem and distinction which comes with the reception of this award.
The Congressional Gold Medal is given to recognize a lifetime contribution or a singular achievement and is awarded irregularly, when merited.
The original intent of the Congressional Gold Medal was to honor outstanding individual achievement and Castle believes we should return to the foundation of the medal, only in recent history has the trend started to present the award to groups or groups of individuals.
www.house.gov /castle/pr_05_congressgoldmedal.html   (1338 words)

  
 Cardinal O'Connor to Receive Congressional Gold Medal
The medal is the highest civilian honor bestowed by the U.S. Congress.
The Congressional Gold Medal has been given to about 300 recipients over the years, starting with George Washington, who was honored in this manner in 1776 for his "wise and spirited conduct" as commander-in-chief of Colonial troops during the American Revolution.
Frequently, bronze copies of Congressional Gold Medals are offered for sale to the public after the gold version is presented to the honoree.
www.pcgs.com /articles/article2151.chtml   (650 words)

  
 congressional gold medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Congressional gold medal ceremony was held in the Capitol Rotunda on July 26,...
This is a listing of all of the Congressional Gold Medals given over the period between 25 March 1776 through to the present day.
All Congressional Gold Medal legislation must be cosponsored by at least two-thirds (290) of the...
www.bestmedalsinfo.com /21/congressional-gold-medal.html   (361 words)

  
 United States of America Congressional Gold Medal Recipients 1776 to Present
Among the foreign recipients of the medal have been Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Anatoly and Avital Shcharansky, Tony Blair, Winston Churchill and Pope John Paul II.
The Medal was awarded posthumously to Harry and Eliza Briggs, the Rev.
is awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in a ceremony honoring her lifetime of achievements in the United States Capital Rotunda Washington D. on March 24, 2004 coinciding with her 92nd Birthday.
www.congressionalgoldmedal.com   (1033 words)

  
 Congressional gold medal to Prime Minister Tony Blair   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Secretary may strike and sell duplicates in bronze of the gold medal struck pursuant to section 2 under such regulations as the Secretary may prescribe, at a price sufficient to cover the cost thereof, including labor, materials, dies, use of machinery, and overhead expenses, and the cost of the gold medal.
(a) NATIONAL MEDALS- The medals struck pursuant to this Act are national medals for purposes of chapter 51 of title 31, United States Code.
Daniel was honored at a luncheon where he was presented with the National Republican Congressional Gold Metal for leadership.
www.apfn.net /MESSAGEBOARD/5-09-03/discussion.cgi.56.html   (960 words)

  
 The Congressional Medal Of Honor - "Bravest of the Brave" The Nations Highest Military Honor
The Medal of Honor was first issued during the Civil War, and since it was the only military award for valor during that war, 1,527 medals were awarded.
The medal found support in the Navy, however, where it was felt recognition of courage in strife was needed.
Recipients of the Medal of Honor receive $1,000 per month for life, a right to burial at Arlington National Cemetery, admission for them or their children to a service academy (if they qualify and quotas permit), and free travel on government aircraft to almost anywhere in the world, on a space-available basis.
www.medalofhonor.com   (1663 words)

  
 CNN - Rosa Parks honored with Congressional Gold Medal - June 15, 1999
"This medal is encouragement for all of us to continue until all have rights," said Parks, 86, during her brief remarks.
Parks' refusal to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama, on December 5, 1955, triggered a fl boycott of the city's bus system that lasted more than a year and eventually led to laws that ended legalized segregation.
The bill to honor Parks with the Congressional Award was sponsored by Rep. Julia Carson (D-Indiana) and Sen. Spencer Abraham (R-Michigan).
www.cnn.com /US/9906/15/rosa.parks.medal   (468 words)

  
 CNN - Mandela receives Congressional Gold Medal - September 23, 1998
The medal was awarded "in recognition of his life-long dedication to the abolition of apartheid and the promotion of reconciliation among the people of the Republic of South Africa," said Sen. Carol Moseley Braun during the award ceremony.
Mandela was handed the medal in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol in a ceremony attended by leading political figures from the United States and South Africa.
The medal has been awarded 117 times -- predominantly to Americans -- for services rendered in times of war, or for special achievements in the fields of science, medicine, arts and athletics.
www.cnn.com /US/9809/23/clinton.mandela.01   (501 words)

  
 Congressional Gold Medal Of Honor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Honor are often referred to by the name Congressional Medal of Honor, standard military practice is to...
Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony by the Honorable James E. Clyburn (Congressman from South Carolina's sixth congressional district)...
On September 8, 2004, Congressional Gold Medals of Honor were awarded posthumously to Harry and Eliza Briggs, Reverend...
www.gold.652great.info /congressional-gold-medal-of-honor.html   (653 words)

  
 United States of America Congressional Gold Medal Nominees Elizabeth and Roy Peratrovich
Murkowski who was joined in proposing the medal by Alaska senior Senator Ted Stevens, said the Mint by the law would also be authorized to produce and sell bronze duplicates of the medal to honor their accomplishments on behalf of all Alaskans.
Murkowski in her speech noted the accomplishments of the Peratrovich family who after the invasion of Pearl Harbor in 1941 publicly called on Alaska's Territorial Governor to end the rampant discrimination against Natives that prevented Natives from equal treatment in hotel accommodations, housing, dining and other activities.
Roy was Moiety or clan of the Eagle and Elizabeth of the Raven.
www.congressionalgoldmedal.com /Roy_ElizabethPeratrovich.htm   (1461 words)

  
 Presidential Medal of Freedom - The Highest Civilian Award For Distinguished Americans and Humanitarians from every ...
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian award that is given in the United States.
Recipients of the medal are those who have made outstanding contributions to the security or national interest of the United States or to world peace, or those who have made a significant public or private accomplishment.
In 1963 President John F. Kennedy ordered the former Medal of Freedom renamed and the recommending board altered by adding five members from outside the executive branch of the government to the five members from within it.
www.medaloffreedom.com   (1632 words)

  
 Congressional Gold Medal for the Heroes of United Flight 93 Petition
Congressional Gold Medal for the Heroes of United Flight 93 Petition
These patriotic Americans showed honor and valor in fighting back against the threat of terrorism on behalf of freedom and all of the citizens of the United States of America and are truly deserving of the Congressional Gold Medal for their selfless act of heroism.
The Congressional Gold Medal for the Heroes of United Flight 93 Petition to United States Congress was created by and written by Johnnie J. Young.
www.petitiononline.com /Flight93   (204 words)

  
 Congressional Gold Medal for Sinatra?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sponsored by Serrano, H.R. 2310 would authorize the President, on behalf of the Congress, to award Sinatra with the gold medal "in recognition of his outstanding career as an entertainer and humanitarian," Serrano said.
Throughout history, Congress has awarded 257 gold medals to military heroes, scientists, musicians, and other outstanding individuals who have contributed in some special way to this nation.
My bill authorizes an appropriation not to exceed $30,000 for this gold medal, and specifies that this money will be reimbursed from the sale of bronze duplicates of the Frank Sinatra gold medal.
www.sinatraarchive.com /tis/gold_medal.html   (613 words)

  
 Dr. Dorothy Height Receives Congressional Gold Medal
Senator Clinton was one of the leading champions of the push to award Dr. Height with a Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of her great service to the nation and was the original sponsor in the Senate of the legislation needed to award the medal.
In addition to the requirement that all Congressional Gold Medal legislation must be cosponsored by at least two-thirds (290) of the Members of the House, specific standards are set forth by Rule VII (c)(vii) of the House Committee on Banking and Financial Services' Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy when considering such legislation.
Height, still actively fighting for justice for all Americans at the age of 91, is recognized as one of the preeminent social and civil rights activists of our time, particularly in the struggle for equality, social justice and human rights for all peoples.
clinton.senate.gov /~clinton/news/2004/2004326A04.html   (1260 words)

  
 The Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In April 2000, I introduced legislation to authorize the President of the United States to award a gold medal, on behalf of the Congress, to each of the original twenty-nine Navajo Code Talkers, as well as a silver medal to each man who later qualified as a Navajo Code Talker (MOS 642).
Each medal is specifically designed for the recipient, with the Secretary of the Treasury as the final judge of the design.
These medals are to express recognition by the United States of America and its citizens of the Navajo Code Talkers, to salute these brave and innovative Native Americans, to acknowledge the great contribution they made to the nation at a time of war, and to finally give them their rightful place in history.
bingaman.senate.gov /code_talkers/medal/medal.html   (377 words)

  
 The Michigan Daily Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Months after she was honored by Congress as the mother of the civil rights movement, Rosa Parks received the Congressional Gold Medal from Vice President Al Gore.
Lawmakers initially used the Congressional Gold Medal to honor military leaders but began using it during the 20th century to recognize excellence in a range of fields, including the arts, athletics, politics, science and entertainment.
The first such medal was given to George Washington in 1776 for "wise and spirited conduct" during the Revolutionary War.
www.pub.umich.edu /daily/1999/nov/11-29-99/news/news11.html   (450 words)

  
 E.P. Bertholf's Congressional Gold Medal of Honor
Unfortunately, receiving a Congressional Gold Medal of Honor is considered as significant as receiving a "Congressional Medal of Honor".
As a result, EP Bertholf is not listed as a medal recipient at Arlington National Cemetery, at the Medal of Honor Memorial, or with the US Coast Guard.
However, the Congressional Record of the 52nd Congress clearly states in Session I, Chapter 1311 (June 28, 1902) "That the Secretary of Treasury is hereby directed to bestow a gold medal of honor...
members.tripod.com /%7EScott_Michaud/Bertholf-goldmedal.html   (433 words)

  
 Bambooweb: Congressional Gold Medal
The Congressional Gold Medal of Honor is also a completely separate decoration from the Medal of Honor which is a military award for extreme bravery in action.
Another similar decoration is the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.
Recipients of the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor
www.bambooweb.com /articles/c/o/Congressional_Gold_Medal.html   (252 words)

  
 Shirley Chisholm Congressional Gold Medal Act
H. To posthumously award a Congressional gold medal to Shirley Chisholm.
To posthumously award a Congressional gold medal to Shirley Chisholm.
This Act may be cited as the `Shirley Chisholm Congressional Gold Medal Act'.
www.theorator.com /bills109/hr188.html   (581 words)

  
 Recorder Newspapers - Echoes-Sentinel - 07/07/2005 - Watchung Scout receives Congressional Gold Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Page was honored with a Congressional Award Gold Medal, the highest level of achievement, at a ceremony hosted in Washington, D.C., on June 22.
In order to earn the Gold Medal, Page was required to complete a minimum of 400 hours of volunteer service, 200 hours of personal development, 200 hours of physical fitness, and four overnights on an expedition, over a period of at least 24 months.
The Congressional Award, which is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive, is open to all 14- to 23-year-olds.
www.zwire.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=14822014&BRD=1918&PAG=461&dept_id=506420&rfi=6   (734 words)

  
 Congressional Gold Medal - SmartyBrain Encyclopedia and Dictionary
An Act to Award a Congressional Gold Medal to Ruth and Billy Graham, 1996 (SuDoc AE 2.110:104-111)
An Act to Present a Congressional Gold Medal to Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (SuDoc AE 2.110:105-215)
Awarding a Congressional Gold Medal to former President Ronald Reagan and former First Lady Nancy Reagan : report of the Committee on Banking, Housing,...
smartybrain.com /index.php/Congressional_Gold_Medal   (200 words)

  
 Congressional medal of honor - Woody Williams Medal Of Honor Winner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
There are three types of Congressional Medals of Honor, each with a slightly different look and history.
CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR The Medal of Honor is America's highest military award that can be bestowed on a service member.
On October 5, 1945 at Washington, DC was awarded the Congressional Medal of
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 Does Tony Blair Deserve a Congressional Medal?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Second, though these gold medals are an unconstitutional appropriation of American tax dollars, at least in the past we have awarded them to great humanitarians and leaders like Mother Theresa, President Reagan, Pope John Paul II, and others.
These medals generally have been proposed to recognize a life of service and leadership, and not for political reasons - as evidenced by the overwhelming bi-partisan support for awarding President Reagan, a Republican, a gold medal.
I believe the politicization of this medal, as we are seeing here today, really makes my own point on such matters: Congress should never spend tax money for appropriations not authorized within the enumerated powers of the Constitution.
www.house.gov /paul/congrec/congrec2003/cr062503.htm   (544 words)

  
 ESPN.com - Robinson awarded Congressional gold medal
The legislation to give him the medal was sponsored by Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass.
The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest honor the legislative branch can bestow on a civilian and must be co-sponsored by two-thirds of members in the House and the Senate.
The legislation, which arose from concern that the distinction was being diluted by overuse and also limited medals to two a year, has not yet been approved by the Senate.
sports.espn.go.com /espn/print?id=2002582&type=story   (533 words)

  
 The Congressional Award
On Wednesday, June 20, 2001, 121 young people received The Congressional Award Gold Medal, the highest honor given by the U.S. Congress in acknowledgement of the accomplishments of youth, in the House Ways and Means Committee Room of the Longworth Building at the U.S. Capitol.
Bob Schieffer of CBS' "Face the Nation" served as master of ceremonies, and Bill Sweeney, EDS vice president of global government relations, announced the partnership between The Congressional Award and EDS.
In order to earn the Congressional Award Gold Medal, each individual must complete a minimum of 400 hours of voluntary public service, 200 hours of personal development activities, 200 hours of physical fitness, and four consecutive days and nights of an exploration or expedition.
www.congressionalaward.org /congress/events/events_ceremonies_gold.htm   (179 words)

  
 Jackie Robinson Awarded Congressional Gold Medal - The Quadrangle - Perspectives
Jackie Robinson was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C on 2 March.
Robinson received the medal posthumously due to his efforts towards ending segregation in Major League Baseball.
The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest honor Congress can bestow on a civilian, and must be co-sponsored by two-thirds of members in the House of Representatives and the Senate.
www.mcquadrangle.org /news/2005/03/09/Perspectives/Jackie.Robinson.Awarded.Congressional.Gold.Medal-890203.shtml   (1205 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest award Congress can bestow on a civilian.
Since its inception during the earliest days of our nation’s history, Gold Medal recipients have been honored for distinguished achievements in institutions such as the military, public service, art, exploration, science and sports.
The Congressional Gold Medal legislation must be cosponsored by at least two-thirds of the House of Representatives and two-thirds of the Senate.
kerry.senate.gov /high/record.cfm?id=232660   (295 words)

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