From the DOD/American Forces Press Service:
The Defense Department unveiled a new website today that honors service members’ highest acts of valor.
The site — at http://valor.defense.gov — is designed to raise awareness of service members’ heroism and to help deter those who falsely claim military honors, officials said.
Recognizing those who have served so honorably remains the crux of the DOD effort, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said. “One of the most important things we can do for all veterans is to honor the service of those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty,” he added.
Ultimately, officials said, the intent of the website is to honor soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who received the highest valor awards in operations since Sept. 11, 2001. These are the Medal of Honor, service crosses and the Silver Star. The listing covers only awards since Sept. 11, 2001. The site currently lists only those awarded the Medal of Honor, and will expand to include the other awards, officials said.