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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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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.


Center for American Values at the Rocky Mountain Homeschool ConventionRocky Mountain Homeschool Convention

The Center for American Values is in Denver attending the Rocky Mountain Homeschool Convention. This year’s convention is being noted as one of the largest state homeschool convention’s to date, drawing over 5,000 participants. Lis Richard, a respected education leader and the Center’s Education Develop Director, has led the development of the online HIP Civics-Based Education Program that is now in over a dozen states across the country. Representing the Center in Denver today and this weekend are Education Specialist, Barbara Montoya of Pueblo West, and Education Assistant Emma Hanagan of Swink, a CSU-Pueblo Student and the Center’s College Intern (pictured above).


Center for American Values Pays Tribute to 80th Anniversary of D-DayTribute to 80th Anniversary of D Day

On this day 80 years ago, June 6, 1944, Allied forces from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and others launched the largest invasion in history, known as D-Day. Over 156,000 troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France in a unified effort to liberate Western Europe from Nazi occupation during World War II. The bravery and sacrifice of those who fought on D-Day marked a turning point in the war, leading to the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany.


Today, thanks to Rose Mary Jo Mauro of Pueblo, the Center will have on display a uniform worn by her father, Gerald M. Mauro Sr. during the D-Day invasion, along with his written account of the invasion and letters written by him during the war.


Visit the gallery to see this powerful piece of history and help us pay tribute to those brave soldiers who stormed the beaches and to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

CAV Honors and Recognizes Those Who Gave All Memorial Day 2024

The Center for American Values hosted an open house and paid tribute to the military men and women who gave their lives on the battlefields for America on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27.


Located on Pueblo’s Historic Riverwalk, the Center welcomed numerous residents and visitors, young and old alike, throughout the day. Cofounder of the Center for American Values, Medal of Honor Recipient Drew Dix, addressed a full house of guests about the true reason we celebrate Memorial Day. He shared that it was not about veterans like himself, Memorial Day is about those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice for our Country.

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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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