Parents' Guide to

Medal of Honor

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Docuseries celebrates greatest veterans, has violence.

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age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+

Inspiring, everyone should know these stories

One story of a Medal of Honor recipient is told each episode. Important for kids to know how brave these soldiers are and what they have done to keep us safe here at home.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
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This excellent but challenging series tells the stories of some of the recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor, the military's highest award for conspicuous acts of valor. Each veteran profiled is recognized for going well beyond the call of duty to help those around him during combat. It also offers additional details about men like African American Private Edward Carter, and Japanese American soldier Hiroshi Hershey Miyamura, who served their country with distinction despite being subjected to institutional racism and bigotry at home.

Medal of Honor isn't the easiest series to watch, thanks to the violent and bloody re-enactments, which, while offered in context, also add some entertainment value. Meanwhile, the narratives about those who were treated differently, or denied the award, during their lifetime due to their race or other factors can be frustrating too. But it's also inspirational, and rightfully recognizes the bravery, intrepidness, and gallantry of those who have made incredible sacrifices to protect this country, as well as others who defend it.

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