A Salute to Those Who Serve
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.