746 Medals of Honor have been awarded to U.S. Navy personnel.  And one of them to a U.S. president who had a special relationship with the U.S. Navy.

President Theodore Roosevelt was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroic service while a Colonel in the U.S. Army in the Spanish-American War.  He is the first and only President of the United States to be awarded with America’s highest military honor.  President Roosevelt also had significant ties to the United States Navy as a former Assistant Secretary of the Navy and the father of the Great White Fleet (which commemorated its 100th anniversary in 2007).

President Roosevelt was also a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, the person who gave the world the Panama Canal and is practically the father of our 59 national parks.  Certainly without him, our national park system and 59 national parks would not exist today.

To read more about our 26th U.S. president and his many exploits and his accomplishments in ecological preservation, visit this powerful site: http://www.biography.com/people/theodore-roosevelt-9463424.  And to learn more about us, the 59 VETERANS PROJECT, and how we will be honoring Teddy Roosevelt, our national parks and all our valiant military veterans, please visit us here: http://www.59veterans.com.

“Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.” –Teddy Roosevelt


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