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 2020

Wednesday April 15 - Saturday April 18

Upcoming Meetings

Monday 8/5/2019 Gainesville Civic Center 5:30pm

Monday 9/2/2019 Gainesville Civic Center 5:30pm

Monday 10/7/2019 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 71 living Medal of Honor Recipients.

Medal of Honor Park


Homegrown Hero Walking Trail