US celebrates Nat'l Medal of Honor day
Updated: Monday, March 25 2013, 01:44 PM EDT
NEW YORK (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Monday is National Medal of Honor day--a day set aside to pay respects to service members who distinguished themselves going above and beyond the call of duty.
In honor of the day, American Airlines flew a group of veterans who have received the award to Washington for the weekend.
The veterans are expected to take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.
Monday is also the 150th Anniversary of the Medal of Honor, first presented on March 25th, 1862.
Since then, nearly 3,500 people have received the medal.