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Medal Of Honor Coloring Book

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The Medal Of Honor Coloring Book is an exciting new Home Of Heroes feature we have been working on for several months now.  In all, more than 50 pages of coloring fun will soon be available.  If this is your first visit, you will want to print our beautiful cover, title page, and even the pages you have already missed.  Then, drop back by each week for new pages to add to your collection.  When you are finished, you will have an attractive history of some our our Country's greatest heroes, all in the living colors that YOU provide yourself.

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Cover

Click on the small image of the cover at left to open a window with a larger image of your coloring book cover.  When you print, it will neatly fill the page.  You can then close that window to return here and print some more pages.

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Title Page

Your coloring book even comes with an attractive title page.  You can put your name in the empty blue box or, if you want to make this coloring book as a gift to someone else, you can write a personal message for them in this box.

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Page 1

We begin at the beginning, the birth of the Medal of Honor during the Civil War.  Click on the image at left to open and print the first page of your new coloring book.

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Here are images of the first designs of the Medal of Honor, both the design used by the Navy and the design used by the Army.

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The first Medals of Honor were actually presented to six young soldiers on March 25, 1863.  After receiving the medals, the young men met the President of the United States.

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During the Civil War, soldiers as young as 12 - 14 years old received Medals of Honor.  Many of them were drummer boys.

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Sailors and Marines received Medals of Honor for heroism at sea during Naval battles of the Civil War.

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During the Civil War, contract surgeon Dr. Mary Walker became the first...and ONLY...woman in history to be awarded the Medal of Honor.

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William Carney was a former slave who joined the Army and fought for the North during the Civil War.  He was the first Black American to earn the Medal of Honor.

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Native Americans earn the Medal of Honor as scouts for the US Cavalry in the old west.

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Even a few civilians earned Medals of Honor.  One of the most famous was William Cody, who became famous as Buffalo Bill.

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The Navy awarded some Medals of Honor for heroic life-saving actions.  At the time, the Medal of Honor was the only medal that could be received for ANY action.

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Courageous pioneers like Charles Lindbergh also received Medals of Honor for their special brand of courage.

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To distinguish different kinds and levels of heroism, in 1917 a series of medals was finally created.  Called the Pyramid of Honor, the Medal of Honor was the highest of the award, and now could only be earned for heroism in combat.

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Facing strict new guidelines for awarding the Medal of Honor, it became a rare award during World War I.  Those few men who received it became National celebrities like Sergeant York.

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American pilots were important in turning the tide of battle early in World War II.  A few received Medals of Honor.  Many of them died before their Medal could be presented to them.

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President Truman, himself a veteran of military service during World War I, presented more Medals of Honor than any other President.  He always did so with great respect and admiration for the men who earned it.


More Pages Coming Soon

 

WEBNOTE:  To date your webmaster has been doing his best with his limited artistic abilities to create these pages.  Many are already done, but more are needed.  If you are an artist who would like to share your talents by doing one or two of the pages in this coloring book, contact me for more information.  Doug Sterner

 

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