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The program honors all veterans by recognizing
those who wear the nation’s highest award for
valor, the Medal of Honor.
Honor recipient. The second week of April sees one
of the largest gatherings of Medal of Honor
recipients in the nation as they travel from across
the country to help Gainesville celebrate Medal of
Honor Week with several opportunities to meet and
shake hands with America’s greatest heroes and to
be inspired by their stories of patriotism and service
to America.
The week is capped off with a Friday night banquet
followed by one of the most patriotic parades on
Saturday morning as military and high school
bands, police and firefighters from across the state,
floats and restored military vehicles fill downtown
Gainesville while vintage planes and helicopters
circle overhead. Immediately following the parade
is an autograph session. For more information
call the CofC, 940-665-2831 or visit
As the nation’s only Medal
of Honor Host City,
Gainesville acknowledges
the great service and
sacrifice of each Medal of