Church bells rang all across America to celebrate the bravery of the 13 U.S. warriors who earned the Congressional Medal of Honor on D-Day 75 years ago.

The Medal of Honor is our nations highest award for bravery in combat. There have been over 3,400 individuals who have received the award since its inception in 1861, according to Most of the warriors received their award after succumbing to wounds received by the enemy on the battlefield.

On D-Day, the following individuals earned their place in history while battling the Nazi regime for the control of France. The location after their name is the place of the bells ringing in their honor:

The bell ringing was organized by the National Medal of Honor Museum.

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