July 12

Henry David Thoreau, American writer and transcendentalist, is born

July 12, 1817

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The Congressional Medal of Honor is established by joint act of Congress

July 12, 1862

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  • Portrait of a Hero
    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    Portrait of a Hero

    Heroes abound throughout history and in our everyday lives. After completing the activities, students will be able to understand the meaning of the words hero and heroic.