HONOLULU(HawaiiNewsNow) - The Hawaii State Senate and Hawaii State House of Representatives will come together in a special joint session to recognize military service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The families of these fallen service members will all receive the Hawaii Medal of Honor on behalf of their loved ones.
The Special Joint Session of the Legislature is Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the House Chambers.
The Hawaii Medal of Honor is awarded to an individual who was killed in action while serving our country as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Recipients of the medal include members of the United Armed Forces, the United States Military Reserves, and the Hawaii National Guard, who were residents of the State of Hawaii, attended an educational institution in Hawaii, or were stationed in Hawaii by order of the United States Department of Defense. As of December 31, 2011, Hawaii has lost 308 service members with Hawaii ties, who have sacrificed their lives, while in the line of duty.