In honor of Pueblo's four Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients, the Pueblo Convention Center built the "Home of Heores" Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial Plaza. The four larger-than-life, sculpted and bronze statues flank the main entry and welcome you to the Pueblo Convention Center.
The Medal of Honor is the highest military award that can be bestowed upon a member of the United States Armed Forces; Teddy Roosevelt lobbied for one but never received it, and General Greorge Patton said "I'd sell my immortal soul for that Medal." President Dwight D. Eisenhower, upon presenting Raymond G. "Jerry" Murphy with his Medal in 1953, commented "What is it...something in the water out there in Pueblo? All you guys turn out to be heoes!". In 1993 the City Council adopted the "Home of Heroes" theme because of the town's four living recipients who earned Pueblo the recognition of having more Medal of Honor recipients than any other city in the United States. On July 1, 1993, the Congressional Record officially recognized Pueblo as the "Home of Heroes."
Pueblo's four Congressional Medal of Honor recipients featured in sculpture are Drew D. Dix, Raymond G. Murphy, William J. Crawford, and Carl L. Sitter.
For more information about the Medal of Honor Memorial, visit:pueblomohfoundation.com.