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National Medal of Honor Day Resolution Presentation Mayor Mark Fubkhouser City Council of Kansas City, Missouri Kansas City, Missouri March 24, 2011
Pictured here is a National Medal of Honor Day Resolution being presented before the City Council of Kansas City, Missouri on March 24, 2011. Presenting the Resolution is Kansas City Mayor Mark Fubkhouser to Harry S. Truman Color Guard Commander, Major General Robert L. Grover. RESOLUTION NO. [R-2011-00193] will be a permanent record in the city’s records and is shown below.
Photos (L - R): Major General Robert L. Grover, Harry S. Truman Chapter Color Guard Commander and Mayor Mark Fubkhouser, Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri.
RESOLUTION NO. [R-2011-00193]
Recognizing March 25, 2011, as National Medal of Honor Day, and recognizing Medal of Honor Recipient, Private Nathaniel Gwynne.
WHEREAS, 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 United States Armed Forces; and
WHEREAS, there is one such recipient of the Medal of Honor who is buried at Union Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri – Private Nathaniel McClean Gwynne. Born in Urbana, Ohio, and entering service in Fairmount, Missouri, Private Gwynne was with Company H, 13th Ohio Cavalry. Wounded at Petersburg, Virginia, on July 30, 1864, Private Gwynne was issued the Medal of Honor on January 27, 1865. The Citation: “When about entering upon the charge, this soldier, then but 15 years old, was cautioned not to go in, as he had not been mustered. He indignantly protected and participated in the charge, his left arm being crushed by a shell and amputated soon afterward”; and
WHEREAS, a recipient has distinguished himself “conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of their life, above and beyond the call of duty”; and
WHEREAS, the ancestor of the Medal of Honor is the Badge of Military Merit established by General George Washington; and the Medal of Honor was established to recognize Heroism and Valor during the Civil War; and
WHEREAS, although almost 42,000,000 men and women have served in our armed forces, less than 3,500 individuals have received this honor, and of these, more than 620 were posthumous; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting to honor all those who have received this honor; and Congress, in Public Law 101-564 has established March 25 as National Medal of Honor Day; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:
That the Mayor and Council do hereby declare Friday, March 25, 2011, as National Medal of Honor Day throughout the City of Kansas City; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to the Sons of the American Revolution; Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Missouri; and the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War with the Mayor and Council urging all citizens to fly the American Flag, and to give a prayer of thanks to Private Nathaniel Gwynne who fought valiantly in the Civil War, and to all other members of our Armed Forces who also earned the very distinguished Medal of Honor as they fought in the name of Freedom.