What are Military Awards and Decorations?

Introduction Military awards and decorations are distinctions given as a mark of honour for military heroism, meritorious or outstanding service or achievement. A decoration is often a medal consisting of a ribbon and a medallion. While the United States Government does not consider all its military awards and medals as being “decorations”, other countries tend… Read More


Heroic Sacrifices…

“We must be prepared to make heroic sacrifices for the cause of peace that me make ungrudgingly for the cause of war. There is no task that is more important or closer to my heart.” Albert Einstein (1879 to 1955) A German-born physicist who developed the special and general theories of relativity and won the… Read More

Heroism Among Men…

“War is elevating, because the individual disappears before the great conception of the state … What a perversion of morality to wish to abolish heroism among men.” Heinrich von Treitschke (1834 to 196)Heinrich von Treitschke was a German historian and political writer whose advocacy of power politics was influential at home and contributed to distrust… Read More