It’s What We Do

Gainesville, Texas is Totally Texas and All American.

The Medal of Honor Host City Program is ingrained in the fabric of this community through and through. We have won the appreciation of the Recipients who have experienced Gainesville’s small town, patriotic hospitality; many have returned over the years, and encouraged other Recipients to attend. 

Since its inception in 2001, our Medal of Honor Host City Program has hosted 56 of the 74 living Medal of Honor Recipients who have inspired our community with their message of patriotism, sacrifice, courage and life values. From the youngest citizen to the oldest, this has been a labor of love. Our rallying cry has been, and continues to be, “It’s What We Do!”


Medal of Honor Host City 2019 Schedule

Wednesday April 10


Saturday April 13

Become a Volunteer

Help support our nation's heroes, and become part of this wonderful Gainesville tradition!

Board of Directors

June 2018 - May 2019

Tommy Moore


Tony Dresser


Rickey Nichols


Shelley Head


Gary Cox

Board Member

David Fulton

Board Member

Rachel Haynes

Board Member

Lloyd Reiter

Board Member

Amanda Riley

Board Member