Staff Sergeant Clinton L. Romesha, Recipient of the Medal of Honor, our nation's highest award for military valor.
On Friday, February 15, Staff Sergeant Romesha will visit the New York Stock Exchange and ring The Closing Bell.
About the Medal of Honor:
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 U.S. Generally presented to its recipient by the President of the United States in the name of Congress, it is commonly referred to as the Congressional Medal of Honor.
The creation of the Medal of Honor began in 1861 during the Civil War. Later, in August 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower signed legislation sent to him by Congress chartering the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. Unlike other organizations, this group's members hope that there will be no other inductees. From all walks of life, the recipients share a love for the United States and the distinct honor of wearing the nation's highest award for military valor, the Medal of Honor.
Last year marked 151 years since the law establishing the Medal of Honor was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln in 1861. The legacy of courage and sacrifice lives on.
Friday, February 15, 2013
NYSE Security Checkpoint at the corner of Exchange Place & Broad Street
3:30 p.m. Media escorted into the building for bell ringing
4:00 p.m. The Closing Bell rings
Media interested in covering the bell ringing MUST contact Anthony Drizis at 212.656.2147
Photos available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285),Getty Images (646.613.4141), Bloomberg Photo (212.617.3420) and European Press Agency (917.670.1323). The Closing Bell (starting at 3:55 p.m.) feed is available via Encompass loop #4009. Media seeking footage via The Switch should contact NYSE Broadcast at 212.656.5483.
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