The Congressional Medal of Honor Society convention continues in the Twin Cities. Society President Tom Kelley received the Medal for his valor in Vietnam and has this reminder for all of us:
The Medal of Honor Society was started in 1958 under President Dwight Eisenhower and the convention aims to strengthen the bond of brotherhood among recipients and to remember those who received the Medal posthumously or those who are deceased. The convention kicked off Wednesday morning with a welcome ceremony at U-S Bank Stadium featuring Governor Mark Dayton, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and other business and military leaders. Forty of the Society’s 77 living recipients are on hand for this week’s convention, which ends tomorrow. This is the first time the convention has been held in the Twin Cities.