A Salute to Those Who Serve

Chattanooga Times Free Press - Parade - - COMMUNITY TABLE - —M.B. Roberts Go to Pa­rade.com/vet­er­ans­day for a list of mu­se­ums and memo­ri­als that cel­e­brate veterans.

Veterans Day (Nov. 11) is an op­por­tu­nity to pay trib­ute to our mil­i­tary he­roes, in­clud­ing Medal of Honor win­ners. “With­out ser­vice and sac­ri­fice, we would not have the na­tion that we do to­day,” says Lance Cpl. Wil­liam Kyle Car­pen­ter, 28, who re­ceived the Medal of Honor, the na­tion’s high­est mil­i­tary honor awarded for valor in com­bat, for tak­ing the brunt of a grenade blast to save a fel­low Ma­rine while serv­ing in Afghanistan in 2010.

To­day, there are 72 liv­ing Medal of Honor win­ners.

With the goal of hon­or­ing these he­roes, as well as those who came be­fore them, the Na­tional Medal of Honor Mu­seum (mohmu­seum.org), due to open in late 2020 or early 2021, is be­ing built at Pa­tri­ots Point in Mount Pleas­ant, S.C.

Mark Upde­grove, the mu­seum’s CEO, says he hopes it will be a place for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions to learn about and cel­e­brate brave veterans’ sto­ries.

Car­pen­ter re­ceived his medal in 2014.

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