Medal of Honor
The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor that can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the armed services of the United States. It is awarded to service members who distinguish themselves "conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of [their] life above and beyond the call of duty." More than 400 Medal of Honor recipients are laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, who served in conflicts ranging from the Civil War to current operations.