Governor Abbott Praises National Medal Of Honor Foundation’s Decision To Build Museum In Arlington

October 2, 2019 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today released a statement following the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation’s announcement that the future home of the National Medal of Honor Museum will be in Arlington, Texas. 

“Texas has long been a proud supporter of the United States military, our veterans and their families, and today’s announcement is a testament to that deep, continuing commitment,” said Governor Abbott. “Our Medal of Honor recipients are the bravest of the brave — American heroes who have been awarded our nation’s highest honor for valor in action, and their stories must not be forgotten. I congratulate the City of Arlington, the Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce and all who worked so hard to bring the museum to Texas." 

"As I shared with Joe Daniels, CEO of the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation, on his last visit here to Texas, he will find no deeper support for the military than in the people and businesses who call Texas home. And once building is complete, Cecilia and I look forward to welcoming all of America to the National Medal of Honor Museum in the heart of Texas and the DFW metroplex.”

The Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest and most prestigious military honor, has been awarded to more than 3,500 military service members since the first medal was presented in 1863. The National Medal of Honor Museum will offer an experience that draws personal and emotional connections to Medal of Honor recipients and their inspiring stories, while shedding light on the wars in which they fought and the ideals that the Medal of Honor represents.