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The Medal of Honour flag presented to those who have been bestowed the US decoration of the same name.

  • DESCRIPTION: A light blue flag with gold fringe bearing thirteen white stars in a configuration as on the Medal of Honour ribbon.
  • SYMBOLISM: The light blue color and white stars are adapted from the Medal of Honor ribbon. The flag commemorates the sacrifice and blood shed for our freedoms and gives emphasis to the Medal of Honour being the highest award for valor by an individual serving in the Armed Forces of the United States.
  • BACKGROUND: Public Law 107-248, Section 8143, legislated the creation of a Medal of Honor Flag for presentation to each person to whom a Medal of Honor is awarded after the date of the enactment, October 23, 2002. A panel of eight members made of representatives from each Service (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard), one Office of Secretary Defense staff, one historian and one representative from the Medal of Honour Society was formed to review and evaluate all designs submitted and make a final recommendation to the Principal Deputy to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. On 15 December 2004, the design submitted by Ms. Sarah LeClerc, Illustrator at The Institute of Heraldry was approved.

The flag was designed by Sarah LeClerc, Illustrator at the U.S. Army Institute of Heraldry, in 2002. The png version was drawn by User:Zscout370.

Other PNG file: File:MedalofHonorFlag.PNG .


Public domain This image is a work of a U.S. military or Department of Defense employee, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.

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