Northlake Mayor David Rettig declared a Moment of Honor to be held on Medal of Honor Day, Wednesday, March 25, at 3:25 p.m. in Northlake to honor those living recipients of the Medal of Honor.
Mayor Rettig issued the declaration as part of an initiative by the National Medal of Honor Museum to give thanks to Medal of Honor recipients for their service.
To observe the Moment of Honor, participants need only to take a silent moment at 3:25 p.m. on March 25 to reflect on the brave actions of Medal of Honor recipients across the nation. The National Medal of Honor Museum website also encourages participants to create posters, letters and other signs of support, then post them to social media using #MedalOfHonor, #MedalOfHonorDay, #MOH325 and #MomentOfHonor.
According to the National Medal of Honor Museum website, the Town of Northlake joins 24 other North Texas cities in declaring a Moment of Honor, including the cities of Fort Worth, Dallas, Keller, Haslet and Arlington, the home of the National Medal of Honor Museum.
The Medal of Honor was created by Congress and signed into effect by President Abraham Lincoln in 1861. Since then, approximately 3,500 individuals have received the honor, 86 of whom are laid to rest in Texas.
National Medal of Honor Day was created by Congress and signed into law by President George H. W. Bush in 1990. Now, after 30 years of observing Medal of Honor Day, the National Medal of Honor Museum encourages all Americans to take part in the inaugural Moment of Honor.
For more information on the Moment of Honor and to view the Town of Northlake’s official declaration, please visit the National Medal of Honor Museum website at https://mohmuseum.org/momentofhonor/.