On the eve of Veterans Day, WWE has announced a partnership with the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation.
It was announced today that WWE and the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation have entered into a multi-year partnership where WWE "will help the Museum compellingly tell the heroic stories of the recipients of the nation’s highest award for valor in combat – the Medal of Honor."
WWE will also support the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation's overall mission to build a Museum in Arlington, Texas, and a monument in Washington, D.C. The museum will "pay tribute to the Medal of Honor and the fewer than 4,000 individuals who have earned our nation’s highest military award, representing every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces across every major conflict since the Civil War."
The partnership will begin at today's WrestleMania 38 ticket on-sale party at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. WWE will honor Medal of Honor recipient and NMOHMF board member Major General Pat Brady (ret.) at the party, and $1 for every WrestleMania souvenir ticket issued will go to the NMOHMF.
WWE will also spotlight Medal of Honor recipient Woody Williams on this year's Tribute to the Troops event, which airs on Fox this Sunday. Williams is the last living Medal of Honor recipient from World War II.
The full press release announcing the partnership is available below:
ARLINGTON, TX – The National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation (NMOHMF) today announced an official multi-year partnership with WWE. As part of the partnership, WWE will help the Museum compellingly tell the heroic stories of the recipients of the nation’s highest award for valor in combat – the Medal of Honor – while supporting the overall mission to build a Museum in Arlington, TX, and a Monument in Washington, DC, in recognition of the values the Medal represents: courage and sacrifice, commitment and integrity, citizenship and patriotism.
The partnership kicks off today at the special WrestleMania On-Sale Party at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. Medal of Honor recipient and NMOHMF board member Major General Pat Brady (ret.) will be honored by WWE at the event. In addition, for every WrestleMania souvenir ticket issued at the party, $1 will go to support NMOHMF. The partnership will also be featured on WWE programming, including during WWE’s Tribute to the Troops special airing this Sunday, November 14 on FOX, where WWE will spotlight legendary Medal of Honor recipient Woody Williams – the last living recipient from World War II – in partnership with NMOHMF.
WWE and their larger-than-life Superstars are expert storytellers who will help bring the incredible feats of Medal of Honor recipients to life, reaching their global audience of passionate fans and beyond. Their ability to put a massive spotlight on the service and sacrifice of America’s bravest heroes will give the project new visibility and expand its profile among WWE fans.
'The great patriots and amazing entertainers of WWE will be tremendous partners in making the NMOHM a reality,' said Maj. Gen. Brady. 'Together, our organizations can teach the nation about the importance of service and sacrifice in a new and entertaining way, inspiring young Americans to give back to the country that has given us all so much.'
'We are thrilled to partner with WWE and their incredible roster of talent. WWE has long been committed to our nation’s military veterans, and through this partnership with NMOHMF, will help unify the country around this important project aimed at giving all those who served the recognition they deserve,' said NMOHMF Chairman of the Board Charlotte Jones.
'On behalf of WWE, we are honored to partner with the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation and help shine a spotlight on these incredible heroes,' said WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon. 'The museum will leave a lasting legacy not only in the Dallas and Arlington communities, but across the entire country.'
To be located in Arlington, TX, the Museum will pay tribute to the Medal of Honor and the fewer than 4,000 individuals who have earned our nation’s highest military award, representing every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces across every major conflict since the Civil War. State-of-the-art exhibits and a dedicated Leadership Institute will allow Americans of all ages, and from all walks of life, to reflect on values the Medal represents and the tremendous impact of all U.S. military servicemembers and veterans. Groundbreaking on the Museum is expected in early 2022.