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Hall of Heroes

The Hall of Heroes is an ongoing program for formal recognition of valorous actions during a Veteran’s military service to the United States of America. Candidates for the Hall of Heroes are service members or Veterans who currently or previously received care at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital and Clinics.

Hall of Heroes

The Hall of Heroes is an ongoing program for formal recognition of valorous actions during a Veteran’s military service to the United States of America.  Candidates for the Hall of Heroes are service members or Veterans who currently or previously received care at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital and Clinics.  We are honored to induct new Veterans into the Hall of Heroes twice a year near Memorial Day and Veterans Day. 

Veterans and service members that are chosen for the Hall of Heroes will be honored by having a framed photograph and information about their personal award and citation for heroism or valor placed on the Hall of Heroes wall at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans’ Hospital.

Nomination Packet Requirements:

  • Copies of awards and citations

Selection Process:

  • Veteran has been decorated with a personal award and/or citation for heroism or valor  
  • Awards will be reviewed and authenticated
  • Awards will be ranked following military ranking

Criteria for induction: 

  • Served their country in conflicts or wartime
  • Awarded military decorations for valor, heroism, and/or specific combat actions
  • Description of the heroism resulting in a reward or citation
  • Completed Nomination and Authorization Verification Form
  • Packet submitted by March 1st for spring and September 1st for fall

Contact the Hall of Heroes

Frequently Asked Questions

There aren’t many nominations for women Veterans. Previously, women were not allowed to be in combat. It was not until the 2010’s that women were allowed in combat.  Now that women are eligible and more commonly get combat citations, we welcome and encourage nomination of females into the Hall of Heroes.

No.  Both living and deceased Veterans can be nominated for induction into the Hall of Heroes.

Applications for nomination can be obtained through the Patient Education Resource Center (PERC) or through the William S. Middleton Memorial VA website.

Applications can be dropped off at the front desk at the Patient Education Resource Center. (PERC)

Normally, two Veterans are inducted every year into the Hall of Heroes.

To view a full list of criteria you can view them online under the Hall of Heroes tab or get more information at the Patient Education Resource Center. (PERC)

Nomination applications must be submitted by March 1st for spring and September 1st for fall.  Applicants will be notified of decision around April 1st and October 1st of the induction year.

Applicants will be notified by phone, mail, or e-mail.

Once a nominee is chosen, the veteran or family will be notified of the induction ceremony date. The veteran and or family member, VA staff, media, and other interested parties will be invited to the ceremony.