Lockheed Martin Corporation Signs On As Sponsor Of Congressional Medal Of Honor Society Initiative “Above & Beyond Citizen Honors”
New York, N.Y., 12/04/2007 --
Honorary Co-Chairs Include Former Presidents Clinton, Bush & Carter General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.)
The Congressional Medal of Honor Society, comprised of the 107 living Medal of Honor Recipients, has announced that technology and aerospace leader Lockheed Martin Corporation has become a sponsor of their new Above & Beyond Public Service initiative, which will feature the presentation of the Above & Beyond Citizen Honors – the nation's most prestigious civilian awards. The non-partisan Above & Beyond Citizen Honors, initiative honors the men and women in uniform, and also identifies and honors ordinary Americans who have become extraordinary through their acts of selflessness.
We are honored to join with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society in support of Above & Beyond said Bob Stevens, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Lockheed Martin Corporation. At Lockheed Martin, we believe that creating a better world starts with selfless acts within our own communities. And what better way to recognize these noble, individual deeds than with this unique award.
After a nationwide nomination process by the American public to identify the heroes in our midst for the Above & Beyond Citizen Honors, through online balloting at www.aboveandbeyond365.com, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society will select 50 Finalists to represent their respective states. From these remarkable Americans, the Society will announce three Above & Beyond Citizen Honors recipients at the National Medal of Honor Day ceremony in March, 2008, and their remarkable stories of hope and courage will be broadcast to the nation and to the men and women in uniform serving around the world from Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.
Honorary Co-Chairs of Above & Beyond Citizen Honors include former Presidents Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter, and General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.).
We are delighted to have the Lockheed Martin Corporation as a sponsor of the Above & Beyond initiative, said Paul Bucha, a Medal of Honor recipient and Above & Beyond designate from the Society. Lockheed Martin has a tradition of working together to build and support the best products and technology that represent our nation. And now they are stepping forward to support the best among us, celebrating unsung heroes throughout the nation, who go above and beyond for others.
Above & Beyond, co-created by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and EPOP International, is historic, as it is the first time all of the living Medal of Honor recipients have banded together to create a national platform to promote Service before Self. The Above & Beyond Citizen Honors are unique, because they are presented to unsung heroes by our nations most honored heroes, all of the living Medal of Honor recipients. Lockheed Martin joins the TriWest Healthcare Alliance as a sponsor of Above & Beyond. For more information, visit www.aboveandbeyond365.com.