National Medal of Honor Heritage Center Honors First Responders with Free Admission Oct. 23 – 28

Maranda Wilkinson

October 22, 2021


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MOHHC EntranceHiRes CHATTANOOGA, TN – The Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center is honoring First Responders during their First Responders Appreciation Days. Between October 23 – 28, all First Responders will receive Free Admission* to the Heritage Center. First Responders include:EMS, Fire, Police, and Front-Line Medical Personnel.


First Responders exemplify those six character traits which are highlighted in the award-winning exhibits at the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center and include: citizenship, patriotism, sacrifice, commitment, integrity, and courage. These are the people in our communities we depend on when things get dangerous, difficult, and even frightening. They are the individuals who are trained to help us, protect us and our property, save us and at times run into, not away from danger.


Since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, when we witnessed acts of incredible bravery and sacrifice, the term “first responder” has become a more familiar expression. It is the description of ordinary people, whose job it is to be first on-scene, to act skillfully, selflessly, sacrificially, and at times with incredible bravery. These are our friends, neighbors, colleagues, and family-members. The National Medal of Honor Heritage Center appreciates our First Responders, and we honor them.


Located in downtown Chattanooga at 2 Aquarium Way on the TN Aquarium Plaza, the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center is a 19,000-square-foot facility featuring dynamic, award-winning exhibits that tell the real-life stories of the Medal of Honor recipients and how they exemplify six common character traits which represent the highest ideals of our country: Patriotism, Citizenship, Courage, Integrity, Sacrifice and Commitment. Through these incredible stories of bravery and valor, visitors leave with the conviction that they too can be a hero by emulating these values in their daily actions to help make their community a better place.


The National Medal of Honor Heritage Center is open Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm, Sunday 10:00am – 3:30pm. For admission rates and tickets please visit For more information education programs, special exhibits, events, and annual memberships, please visit or call 423-877-2525.


*Official I.D. may be requested.


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Maranda Wilkinson

Maranda Wilkinson is the Director of Education for the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center.