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The Medal of Honor module has launched.
This is a special module, close to our hearts as it teaches about the Medal of Honor.
HIP (an acronym for Honor, Integrity, and Patriotism) is a civics-based education platform with new lessons continuing to roll out.
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The First "Sing Out for America" Met with Great Success4th July Celebration 2024

In partnership with the reigning 2023-24 Mrs. Southern Colorado, Brandi Halvorson, and a reigning court of Miss Pueblo County Queens and Princesses, the Center for American Values delivered a well-attended, enjoyed by all celebration. The program featured a short presentation by Medal of Honor Recipient Drew Dix and a series of America's most revered songs by Mrs. Halvorson and a court of local talented singers. The event included open house with USA Hotdogs and Apple Pie sponsored by Meats by Linz, PB&T Bank, Twenty One Steak, and Mauro Farms & Bakery.


A Special Day in Pueblo: The Home of Heroes SammyDavis OVS 1

Medal of Honor Recipient Sammy Davis delivered a compelling and heartfelt OnValues message to a full house at the Center for American Values on June 18th. As he closed his presentation, he shared a story about his mother who had sent him a harmonica while serving in Vietnam. Through his time there, he mastered a few special tunes and shared his beautiful rendition of “Shenandoah” with the audience. Known as “The Real Forrest Gump,” Sammy Lee Davis filled the Medal of Honor Portraits of Valor Gallery with honor, integrity, patriotism, and one of America’s most revered songs.

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CHSCA All State Athletes Visit the Center CHSCA Visit

Over 160 students from communities across Colorado attending a CHSCA All State Recruitment Camp at CSU-Pueblo received a lesson on the Medal of Honor by Education Development Director, Lis Richard, this past week. After the lesson and a tour of the Portraits of Valor Gallery, the students received a Medal of Honor "Quote" book and were introduced to the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk Walk of Valor Interactive QR Code Map.


The Center is grateful to Paul Plinskie, the CSU-Pueblo Athletic Director, for the continued partnership to inspire Honor, Integrity, and Patriotism.


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Medal of Honor Recipient & Cofounder of the Center for American Values, Major Drew Dix
was featured on the latest episode of Pueblo Veterans and Their Stories Podcast!





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HIP Education

Educational outreach focused on the Center's Core Values of Honor, Integrity, and Patriotism (HIP) are used to provide unique classroom resources for parents and educators at all levels. Students are empowered to identify and define the character attributes that relate directly to American values. State-of-the-art technology and interactive audio/visual modules enhance the learning experience.

HIP Online Civics Based Education

This learning management system and delivery platform is a multi-media experience to exponentially expand the reach of HIP Education to students throughout the Country. The online based learning environment attracts parents, teachers, home schoolers, as well as online curriculum providers. Click to Register

On Values Speaker Series and Narratives Project

Medal of Honor recipients and noted speakers from all walks of life help bring new awareness to a variety of subjects intended to educate, inform, and create discussion about the significance of American values. Their presentations are captured and archived for the Center's Narratives Project which is evolving into a one of a kind audio/video library. Speakers who have shared their extraordinary stories include: James P. Owen, Wall Street veteran and author of Cowboy Values  and Cowboy Ethics; James Humes, author and White House speechwriter for five presidents; Corey Ciocchetti, Professor of Ethics, University of Denver; Michael Sabbeth, Esq., author of How to Talk with Children About Values; Fisher DeBerry, Hall of Fame Air Force Football Coach; Michael Strobl, author of Taking Chance; Dr. Rick Rigsby, author of Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout; Kathryn Childers, First Female Secret Service Agent.

Exhibits and Gallery Tours

The Center for American Values hosts and promotes conferences, seminars, continuing education, and community events that align with our Mission, Vision and Core Values. The Center is also available for private tours and other events.

Medal of Honor "Quotes" Book

The Center for American Values has published a book of Medal of Honor quotes, subtitled "Inspiration from America's Military Heroes." The publication features a collection of quotes that reflect the honor, courage and humility of our most decorated war heroes.

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