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As part of their commitment to serve their country, more than 30 of the 87 living Medal of Honor recipients have joined in a public service campaign designed to help stem the rising tide of suicides among military service members today.
These recipients, who have survived some of the most harrowing experiences in combat, including years as POWs, physical wounds and emotional trauma, felt compelled to speak out to America's military, share their experiences and encourage them to seek help for behavioral health issues that are often a result of deployment and combat. Their message is simple: Don't let the enemy defeat you at home!
In their own words, Medal of Honor recipients encourage America’s military by reminding them that seeking care is indeed a courageous act. One that shows they recognize the need to stay strong in mind and body.
The Congressional Medal of Honor Society was chartered by Congress in 1958 to establish 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 and stimulate our youth to become worthy, dedicated citizens of our nation. Its membership consists exclusively of those individuals who have received the Medal of Honor. Today, there are 87* living Medal of Honor recipients.
* As of August 6, 2010
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