Oct 13, 2012 posted by: Andrew Koch-WGMD News
With veterans and family members in attendance, a monument honoring the 18 Delawareans who’ve been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor was unveiled October 13 outside Legislative Hall.
The monument is made of stone, and is five feet tall, three feet wide, and sits on the Senate side of Legislative Hall. The monument was built at the direction of Secretary of State Jeff Bullock, and cost $11,000. It looks very similar to another monument on the House side of the building that honors Delawareans who fought in the Revolutionary War.
The Congressional Medal of Honor is awarded to soldiers who displayed valor while engaged in military action against our nation’s enemies. The medal has been awarded to 3,549 Americans since it was created in 1861. None of the 18 medal winners from Delaware are still alive.