Honoring America's Heroes

It shall be the privilege and responsibility of the City of Gainesville, Texas to welcome our Nation’s Medal of Honor Recipients at every opportunity. In so doing we pay homage to the principles which the Medal of Honor represents… Duty, Honor, Country.

Medal of Honor Host City Week 2021

Wednesday April 7 - Saturday April 10

Upcoming Meetings

Monday 8/31/2020 Gainesville Civic Center 5:30PM

Monday 10/5/2020 Gainesville Civic Center 5:30PM

Monday 11/2/2020 Gainesville Civic Center 5:30PM

The City of Gainesville, Texas Welcomes Medal of Honor Recipients

The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States. This honor is generally presented to the recipient by the President of the United States of America in the name of Congress. In 2001 Gainesville, Texas became the only city in America to host our nation’s highest decorated hero’s annually to promote patriotism and celebrate the heroism of the recipients.

Meet Our Heroes

Since 2001 Gainesville Texas has hosted 56 of the 69 living Medal of Honor Recipients.

Medal of Honor Park


Homegrown Hero Walking Trail


This is the official web site for The Medal of Honor Host City Program, a 501(c)(3), non-profit corporation and the only such program in the country. The Host City Program is not affiliated with any other web site, blog or social network presence on the world wide web.

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It is with deep regret that we are canceling/postponing this years Medal of Honor Host City Program event. Due to the coronavirus, our city has limited group gatherings to 50 or less people for the next 8 weeks. Our guest list alone exceeds that in every portion of our event, therefore we are going to follow this guidance and cancel the event scheduled for April 15-19,2020.
We will be meeting soon to make a decision on how to proceed forward. Please stay tuned for updates. Thank you for your support and patronage.