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 2019

Wednesday April 10 - Saturday April 13

Medal of Honor Host City Program 2019 Planning Meeting Schedule

Monday Jan. 7, 2019
Gainesville Civic Center
5:30pm

Monday Feb. 4, 2019
Gainesville Civic Center
5:30pm

Monday Feb. 18, 2019
Gainesville Civic Center
5:30pm

Monday Mar. 4, 2019
Gainesville Civic Center
5:30pm

Monday Apr. 1, 2019
Gainesville Civic Center
5:30pm

Monday May 6, 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 74 living Medal of Honor Recipients.

Medal of Honor Park

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Homegrown Hero Walking Trail

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