This month, American Airlines celebrates the men and women who have received our nations highest honor. As the official airline of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, American will support and attend foundation events to recognize military heroes. Events begin on March 23 and include the Circle of Honor dinner hosted by American’s Military Veterans Initiatives at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
After a patriotic send-off, honorees will fly to an arrival ceremony at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., all leading up to the official National Medal of Honor Day celebrations on March 25.
The first Medal of Honor was presented on March 25, 1863. In 1990, Congress dedicated March 25 as National Medal of Honor Day. It is a day for the President to decorate soldiers with the Medal of Honor as well as recognize previous recipients. It is an honor for American Airlines to be part of the festivities.
American has a history of supporting military members and their families through programs such as Snowball Express, Fisher House Hero Miles, Salute to the Troops, Seats for Soldiers and Honor Flights. More than 6,000 employees at American are veterans or active military. Learn more about how to donate to American military causes.
The Miles for All Who Serve program provides assistance to organizations that work to support veterans, military members and their families. The mile-donation program includes opportunities to help caregivers and first responders, as well as giving a strategic emphasis on helping children of service members.
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American Airlines employees reaffirmed their commitment to our nation’s Medal of Honor recipients. Pilots volunteered their time to transport 33 of the 77 living recipients to Medal of Honor Day celebrations in Washington, D.C.
American Airlines is proud of its commitment to our nation and to the combat veterans that keep it safe. In addition to committing thousands of volunteer hours to helping veterans, the airline also donated $115,000 to Air Compassion for Veterans.
With more than 6,000 employees who are active military or veterans, American Airlines gives the highest honor to combat veterans. For the seventh year in a row, American is the official airline of the Medal of Honor Foundation’s Medal of Honor Day.