On Thursday, March 21, 25 recipients of the Medal of Honor, our nation’s highest award for military valor, will visit the New York Stock Exchange and ring The Closing Bell.
About the Medal of Honor:
The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the armed services of the U.S. Generally presented to its recipient by the President of the United States in the name of Congress, it is commonly referred to as the Congressional Medal of Honor.
The creation of the Medal of Honor began in 1861 during the Civil War. Later, in August 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower signed legislation sent to him by Congress chartering the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. Unlike other organizations, this group’s members hope that there will be no other inductees. From all walks of life, the recipients share a love for the United States and the distinct honor of wearing the nation’s highest award for military valor, the Medal of Honor.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
NYSE Security Checkpoint/Tent at corner of Exchange Place and Broad Street
3:30 p.m. Media escorted into the building for bell ringing
4:00 pm. The Closing Bell rings
Media interested in covering the bell ringing MUST contact Annmarie Gioia at 212.656.5437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285), Getty Images (646.613.4141), Bloomberg Photo (212.617.3420), European Press Agency (917.670.1323), and Insider Images. The Closing Bell (starting at 3:55 p.m.) feed is available via Encompass loop #4009. Media seeking footage via The Switch should contact NYSE Broadcast at 212.656.5483.
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