Medal of Honor: The History, commissioned by the Medal of Honor Convention – Knoxville 2014 will premiere on the Pentagon Channel ® this 4th of July at 8 P.M. It will air on a rotating broadcast cycle on the Independence Day holiday to ensure U.S. Armed Forces personnel worldwide will have the opportunity to view it.
Medal of Honor: The History, follows the medal’s journey from the time its design was first conceived in 1861,the difficulties in obtaining congressional approval during the Civil War to the exalted place it now holds as our nation’s highest military award for extraordinary acts of wartime valor. The film, narrated by Gary Sinise and shot on location across the United States features never-before-seen documents, photographs and interviews with congressional and armed-forces historians illustrating the craftsmanship that goes into creating the medal. It was produced by the Medal of Honor Convention – Knoxville 2014 as a legacy project to be donated to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.
A Navy/Marine Medal of Honor is seen being manufactured in the Medal of Honor: The History Documentary.
“Medal of Honor: The Historyis a top-shelf documentary film,” said American Way Productions’ CEO Tony Romano. “This is the first historical piece done on the nation’s highest award. After viewing it and seeing the phenomenal work that went into creating it, we immediately started seeking arrangements with the 2014 Knoxville Medal of Honor Convention to present it to The Pentagon Channel for a holiday broadcast to our troops. It will air to an audience of 33 million households in America in addition to all military installations, Navy ships and U.S. service personnel stationed abroad.”
The film premiered to over 200 guests on March 23rd at An Evening at the Supreme Court, the first in a three-day series of events produced by The Webster Group in celebration of national Medal of Honor Day, March 25. The event, attended by Supreme Court Associate Justices and captains of industry, was hosted by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation (CMOHF). Before it began, Medal of Honor recipients and this year’s recipients of the Citizen Honors Awards, an award established by the Medal of Honor recipients to celebrate U.S. hometown heroes, received a private tour of the courtroom.The screening took place in the Upper Great Hall, which was converted into a movie theater for the occasion. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation President and CEO Ron Rand and Co-Chair of the Medal of Honor Convention – Knoxville 2014 Joe Thompson welcomed the audience and introduced the film.
“Being at the Supreme Court for all of us, we were in awe… to have [the documentary screening] in a wonderfully prestigious place rich with so much history added to the experience,” said Christopher Coyne, Co-Chair of the Medal of Honor Convention – Knoxville 2014.
Following the screening, guests enjoyed an intimate dinner with the MOH recipients in the court’s East and West Conference Rooms. Fireplaces crackled and portraits of Supreme Court justices gazed down from the walls as guests dined on short ribs paired with sweet potato curls. The cozy dinner was the perfect ending to the evening celebration of American Heroism.
About the Medal of Honor Convention
The Congressional Medal of Honor Society is comprised solely of Medal of Honor recipients including men of all races, social classes and economic levels. The Society exists to perpetuate the legacy of the Medal of Honor, maintain a bond of brotherhood among living recipients and promote patriotism and principles on which our nation was founded, http://www.mohknoxville.com Annually, the Society holds its convention, choosing a different U.S. city each time. Knoxville, TN has been selected to host this year’s convention September 10 – 13, 2014.
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