The Medal of Honor is our Nation’s highest military decoration. Due to itsrigorous selection criteria, there have been fewer than 3,500 recipients—and of those, fully one in four are New Yorkers.In our own region, at least 45 Medal of Honor recipients have been associated withOswego, Jefferson or St. Lawrence Counties. New York State—and particularly thecommunities of Northern and Central New York—is truly the Home of Heroes.This exhibit honors recipients of the Medal of Honor, in conjunction with the150th anniversary of the award’s creation by President Abraham Lincoln.
The Medal of Honor
“For Conspicuous Gallantry andIntrepidity in Action At the Risk of LifeAbove and Beyond the Call of Duty”
New York State Senator
I’ve introduced legislation to pay tribute to New York’s Medal of Honor recipients by naming some of the bridges and overpassesof our state in their honor. Learn more about my “HeroesHighways” bill by visiting my website, www.ritchie.nysenate.gov.