The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation will host its 2011 Citizen Service Before Self Honors and American Spirit Award Ceremony nationally recognizing three recipients: Timothy Brooks of Philadelphia, Pa.; Marie Conley of Boston, Mass.; and, Dr. Pascal Spino of Greensburg, Pa. The recipients represent the values of courage, sacrifice and selfless service. At the ceremony, the Foundation will present the American Spirit Award to Jack Pape, a 17-year-old Boy Scout from Omaha, Neb. for his heroism.
The ceremony will occur in the shadow of the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. The Tomb represents the epitome of courage, sacrifice and selflessness in service to our nation. The ceremony will be held at 2:45 p.m. EDT on Friday, March 25, 2011, following a Medal of Honor Day wreath laying ceremony. More than 30 Medal of Honor recipients will be in attendance.