Keep the Flag Waving | The Value of Freedom Dinner

Join us for a special dinner to raise funds and awareness for the Medal of Honor Society’s Character Development Program, a legacy program established by Medal of Honor Recipients teaching our youth to be patriots, selfless servants and the value of freedom.

April 16th, 2024 | 6:30 PM

MCM Elegante 801 Ave. Q, Lubbock, TX 79401

Guest Speakers – Medal of Honor Recipients:

James McCloughan – US Army – Vietnam

Dwight Birdwell – US Army – Vietnam

Mike Thorton – US Navy Seal – Vietnam


Learn More


The term “Gold Star” describes a family member who has lost a loved one in military service. The Gold Star first made an appearance during World War I after being placed over a service flag’s blue star when a service member was killed in combat. The Gold Star signified the family’s pride in the loved one’s sacrifice rather than the mourning of their personal loss.


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 United States. Only 3,497 Recipients in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard have been awarded this acknowledgment of extraordinary achievement in military service.


TheĀ Purple HeartĀ is awarded to members of the armed forces of the U.S. who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action. It is specifically a combat decoration.

The Regional Monument of Courage

was constructed in Lubbock, Texas, to honor and remember 12 Medal of Honor recipients, Purple Heart recipients and Gold Star families from across the West Texas region.

Regional Recognition

It represents individual heroes and their families from the top of the Texas Panhandle down to Midland-Odessa, uniting an area of more than 500,000 square miles.

Honoring Heroes

Not only are our fallen and wounded heroes honored and remembered by the Regional Monument of Courage, standing next to it is Lubbock's War Memorial. Listed on its black granite walls are the names of 931 fallen heroes dating back to WWl.

Support Your Local Veterans

three great ways to show support for your local veterans and your country

Less than 1%

Ball Cap honors those individuals serving in our military.

Order Monument Bricks

Iwo Jima Flag Raising Photo

signed by Woody Williams

Help a Veteran Today

Donate for the upkeep of the Monument of Courage and other Veterans’ Programs