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Honolulu Has Opportunity to Meet and Greet America's Medal of Honor Recipients
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Honolulu Has Opportunity to Meet and Greet America's Medal of Honor Recipients at Book Signing

News Release from Medal of Honor Convention

HONOLULU, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 50 Medal of Honor recipients will be on hand Oct. 6 for a book signing open to the public as part of the 2012 Medal of Honor Convention. Tickets for the event are $20 and can be purchased at

Recipients will meet and greet the public during two signing sessions: 9-11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hale Koa Hotel. This event is open exclusively for those who purchase tickets in advance. Only 500 tickets for each session will be sold. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Each ticket also includes a Medal of Honor quote book, which recipients can sign at the event.

The book signing is one of several public events taking place throughout Honolulu as part of the convention, which runs Oct. 1–6 and hosts 54 of the 81 living Medal of Honor recipients.

"It truly is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to come face-to-face and meet these extraordinary men who were willing to sacrifice their own lives to save others," said retired U.S. Navy Admiral and former Pacific Command Commander Thomas Fargo, co-chairman of the convention's host committee.

Each year, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society gathers to reunite living members, as they continue their legacy of inspiring our youth, honoring patriots and memorializing those recipients who have passed.

For more information or to join in honoring our nation's Medal of Honor recipients by sponsoring the convention or by volunteering, visit or email

About the 2012 Medal of Honor Convention
The Medal of Honor Society gathers each year to reunite living members as they continue their legacy of inspiring our youth, honoring patriots and exemplary citizens, and memorializing those recipients who have passed. Honolulu is the proud host for the 2012 Convention. The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor that can be bestowed upon a member of the U.S. Armed Forces. Over the past 151 years, fewer than 3,500 recipients have been awarded the Medal. Only 81 living recipients remain today, including two from Hawaii. Please visit or like us on Facebook .


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