Above & Beyond: The History of the Medal of Honor Exhibition


April 17, 2019 to November 16, 2019
11:00 AM until 04:00 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


Above & Beyond: The History of the Medal of Honor explores the history of the most prestigious military decoration awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces. The medal is awarded to those who distinguish themselves through conspicuous gallantry above and beyond the call of duty. There have only been 3,506 recipients of the Medal of Honor since the award was created by President Abraham Lincoln in 1861.

The exhibition features a timeline that chronicles the history of the award from its inception during the Civil War to our modern era, inviting visitors to discover why the award was created and how it has changed over time. The timeline also features the selected stories of ten individuals that were awarded the Medal of Honor, including the first, the youngest, and the only woman.

The main focus of the exhibition is on the eight men from New Jersey that were awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions in Vietnam. Six of these eight men were killed in action, and their names are inscribed on the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial.

The NJVVMF Museum is open to the public every Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m., except when noted.


$7 for adults, $5 for students/seniors,Veterans+active military personnel free


View map New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation
1 Memorial Lane
Holmdel, NJ

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