Arlington National Ceremony
November 11th, 2012
Canon 5D MkII
Chief Master-at-Arms John S. Stokes was awarded the Medal of Honor when serving on board the U.S.S. New York off the coast of Jamaica, 31 March 1899. Showing gallant conduct, Stokes jumped overboard and assisted in the rescue of Peter Mahoney, watertender.
The Medal of Honor is the United States of America's highest military honor, awarded for acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. The medal is awarded by the President of the United States in the name of Congress. In 1990, Congress designated March 25th annually as "National Medal of Honor Day".
Amazing how love of one's 'brother' can drive us to put ourselves in danger in the hopes of keeping one another alive.
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