INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 26, 2016) - This weekend, the nation is honoring the bravest of the brave.
National Medal of Honor Day is observed on March 25 every year.
This year, 33 of our nation's finest are in Washington D.C. taking part in National Medal of Honor Day ceremonies and events, and Sammy L. Davis, Indiana's only living recipient, is representing the state with pride.
In 1967, Army Sergeant Davis was serving in Vietnam when his unit fell under heavy mortar attack.
He was injured, but rescued three wounded comrades.
His unit lost 30 out of 42 men from the attack.
For his courage under fire he was awarded the Medal of Honor.
Since then, Davis has worked to educate children on serving our country and serving others.
"National Medal of Honor Day, I hope helps educate our children and the public in general on what the Medal of Honor is and what it means to America. It is about duty, honor, country. It is not about one’s self," said Davis.
Davis also says, as Indiana's only living recipient, he's doing his best to represent all of the Hoosier state’s Medal of Honor recipients.
"I would like to believe in my heart that the Indiana recipients always tried to stand the tallest be the most proud," said Davis.
His book,"You Don’t Lose Till You Quit Trying," is due out May 3.