2009 Congressional Medal of Honor Society held its 51st Annual Convention in Chicago, IL with Multip

By Office of the Chief of Public Affairs-MidwestSeptember 23, 2009

Medal of Honor recipients gather at the Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, Illinois on Sept 18, 2009, to remember their fellow recipients who have passed since last year's convention.
1 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Medal of Honor recipients gather at the Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, Illinois on Sept 18, 2009, to remember their fellow recipients who have passed since last year's convention. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Kassidy Snyder, ILNG-PA) VIEW ORIGINAL
New American citizens are sworn in at Daley Plaza by a local judge during the city of Chicago's naturalization Ceremony, with three Medal of Honor Recipients as part of the official party recognized on stage on Sept. 16, 2009.
2 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – New American citizens are sworn in at Daley Plaza by a local judge during the city of Chicago's naturalization Ceremony, with three Medal of Honor Recipients as part of the official party recognized on stage on Sept. 16, 2009. (Photo Credit: Brandi Schiff, OCPA-MW) VIEW ORIGINAL
Medal of Honor recipients are recognized on stage during Chicago's naturalization ceremony of 150 new citizens. Secretary of State, Jessie White, addressed the crowd on the importance of remembering those who serve our great country and especially those who are not here today before the swearing-in on Sept. 16, 2009.
3 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Medal of Honor recipients are recognized on stage during Chicago's naturalization ceremony of 150 new citizens. Secretary of State, Jessie White, addressed the crowd on the importance of remembering those who serve our great country and especially those who are not here today before the swearing-in on Sept. 16, 2009. (Photo Credit: Brandi Schiff, OCPA-MW) VIEW ORIGINAL
Alderman James Balcer, 11th Ward, City of Chicago and former Marine, recognizes three Medal of Honor recipients on stage for all they have done to support our country.  The MOH recipients were part of the official party during a naturalization ceremony put on by the Mayor's Office of Special events, at Daley Plaza for 150 new citizens on Sept. 16, 2009.
4 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Alderman James Balcer, 11th Ward, City of Chicago and former Marine, recognizes three Medal of Honor recipients on stage for all they have done to support our country. The MOH recipients were part of the official party during a naturalization ceremony put on by the Mayor's Office of Special events, at Daley Plaza for 150 new citizens on Sept. 16, 2009. (Photo Credit: Brandi Schiff, OCPA-MW) VIEW ORIGINAL
Allison Ruble, USO of IL, sings the National Anthem to open up the city of Chicago's Naturalization Ceremony on Daley Plaza, while a parade of flags goes on behind her. Three Medal of Honor Recipients are recognized on stage before the ceremony, in front of about 300 attendees and all local media. The ceremony was hosted by the Mayor's Office of Special Events on Sept. 16, 2009.
5 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Allison Ruble, USO of IL, sings the National Anthem to open up the city of Chicago's Naturalization Ceremony on Daley Plaza, while a parade of flags goes on behind her. Three Medal of Honor Recipients are recognized on stage before the ceremony, in front of about 300 attendees and all local media. The ceremony was hosted by the Mayor's Office of Special Events on Sept. 16, 2009. (Photo Credit: Brandi Schiff, OCPA-MW) VIEW ORIGINAL
Medal of Honor recipients were recognized at Wrigley Field before the Cubs and Brewers game on Sept 18. Service members presented the American flag on the field.
6 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Medal of Honor recipients were recognized at Wrigley Field before the Cubs and Brewers game on Sept 18. Service members presented the American flag on the field. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Kassidy Snyder, ILNG-PA) VIEW ORIGINAL
Medal of Honor recipients and Chicago Cubs players stand side by side for the singing of the Star Spangled Banner just before the Cubs and Brewers game at Wrigley Field on Sept 18, 2009.
7 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Medal of Honor recipients and Chicago Cubs players stand side by side for the singing of the Star Spangled Banner just before the Cubs and Brewers game at Wrigley Field on Sept 18, 2009. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Kassidy Snyder, ILNG-PA) VIEW ORIGINAL
A twenty one gun salute and taps are played by the Illinois National Guard, 933rd Military Police Company, Waukegan, Illinois, during a memorial service for Medal of Honor recipients that have passed since last year's convention.  The service occurred at the Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, Illinois on Sept 18. 2009.
8 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A twenty one gun salute and taps are played by the Illinois National Guard, 933rd Military Police Company, Waukegan, Illinois, during a memorial service for Medal of Honor recipients that have passed since last year's convention. The service occurred at the Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, Illinois on Sept 18. 2009. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Kassidy Snyder, ILNG-PA) VIEW ORIGINAL
Medal of Honor recipients enter the Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, Illinois on Sept 18, 2009. The Illinois National Guard, 933rd Military Police Company, Waukegan, Illinois, posted outside as the recipients entered the church for a service in memory of recipients who have passed since last year's convention.
9 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Medal of Honor recipients enter the Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, Illinois on Sept 18, 2009. The Illinois National Guard, 933rd Military Police Company, Waukegan, Illinois, posted outside as the recipients entered the church for a service in memory of recipients who have passed since last year's convention. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Kassidy Snyder, ILNG-PA) VIEW ORIGINAL
Military service members present the American flag for the Chicago Cubs 'Medal of Honor Day" at Wrigley Field on Friday, Sept. 18, 2009.
10 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Military service members present the American flag for the Chicago Cubs 'Medal of Honor Day" at Wrigley Field on Friday, Sept. 18, 2009. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Kassidy Snyder, ILNG-PA) VIEW ORIGINAL