Social Studies

Medal of Honor Day


Section (s.) 683.147, Florida Statutes (F.S.), designates March 25 of each year as “Medal of Honor Day” and Medal of Honor Day instruction is required instruction per s. 1003.42, F.S. In order to encourage patriotism, the sacrifices that veterans and Medal of Honor recipients have made in serving our country and protecting democratic values worldwide. Such instruction must occur on or before Medal of Honor Day, Veterans’ Day, and Memorial Day. Members of the instructional staff are encouraged to use the assistance of local veterans and Medal of Honor recipients when practicable.

The Governor may annually issue a proclamation designating March 25 as Medal of Honor Day and calling upon public officials, schools, private organizations, and all residents of the state to commemorate Medal of Honor Day and honor recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor who distinguished themselves through their conspicuous bravery and gallantry during wartime, and at considerable risk to their own lives, while serving as members of the United States Armed Forces.

Medal of Honor Day 2019 Memo (PDF)
Medal of Honor Day 2019 Proclamation (PDF)

Florida Association of Social Studies Supervisors (FASSS) Medal of Honor Day resources.