For Immediate Release - December 10, 2007

LT. GOVERNOR MURRAY ENCOURAGES NOMINATIONS FOR CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR SOCIETY'S ABOVE & BEYOND AWARD

LT. GOVERNOR MURRAY ENCOURAGES NOMINATIONS FOR CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR SOCIETY'S ABOVE & BEYOND AWARD

BOSTON - Friday, December 7, 2007 - Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray today encouraged residents of Massachusetts to submit civilian nominations for the Congressional Medal of Honor Society's Above & Beyond Citizen Honors. The non-partisan, non-military initiative recognizes and celebrates Americans who make a difference in the lives of others through extraordinary acts of heroism or continued commitment to putting others before themselves.

"The Congressional Medal of Honor Society's Above and Beyond award presents an opportunity to recognize Massachusetts' everyday heroes, who far too often go unnoticed," Lieutenant Governor Murray said. "I encourage people across the Commonwealth to consider nominating extraordinary leaders in their communities-a teacher, co-worker, neighbor, friend or family member-for this prestigious award."

The Above & Beyond Citizen Honors recognizes three civilian Americans every year who have made a difference in the lives of others through singular acts of outstanding heroism or through their continued commitment to putting others before themselves, without regard for personal gain. In all cases, the actions being honored must epitomize the concept of "service before self" and must be performed "above and beyond" one's professional or vocational area of responsibility or conduct.

Nominations for the Above & Beyond Citizen Honors can be submitted by filling out an online nomination form at www.aboveandbeyond365.com. All nominations must be received by December 16, 2007. One finalist will be selected from every state, and three will be chosen to receive the Above & Beyond Citizen Honors, one of the nation's highest civilian honors.

The Congressional Medal of Honor Society, comprised of the 109 living Medal of Honor recipients, will present the awards during a live event on March 25, 2008-National Medal of Honor Day-hosted by NBC's Brian Williams at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. and broadcast to the nation on March 30, 2008. Former Presidents William Jefferson Clinton and George H.W. Bush and Former U.S. Secretary of State and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Colin Powell will co-chair the event and participate in the event.

For more information on the Above & Beyond initiative, please visit www.aboveandbeyond365.com.

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