|Open nominations||Tuesday, September 4, 2012|
|Closed nominations||Friday, December 28, 2012|
|Finalists announcement||Monday, February 25, 2013|
|Honorees announcement||Monday, March 11, 2013|
|Honorees honored||Monday, March 25, 2013|
WHO CAN NOMINATE: Any American who is aware of a fellow citizen, neighbor, co-worker, or ordinary American, a hero among us, who without the expectation of fame or reward, has placed others before self in some extraordinary way.
WHO CAN BE NOMINATED: Any United States civilian who through a singular act of extraordinary heroism, or through a prolonged series of selfless acts, clearly demonstrated a willingness to place his or her own life at risk for others. In all cases, the actions being honored must epitomize the concept of “service above self” and must be performed “above and beyond” one’s professional or vocational area of responsibility or conduct.
Please note: nominees who are deceased are eligible. Nominees must be a U.S. citizen. A singular act of heroism must have occurred within the last three years. A series of acts of long-term selfless service must have been ongoing within the last three years.
HOW TO ENTER: Click on NOMINATION FORM, fill it out, then click SUBMIT.
DEADLINE: Nominations must be received by Friday, December 28, 2012.
A panel, to include Medal of Honor recipient representation, will consider all nominations and select 20 national finalists. From among those finalists, a second panel of Medal of Honor recipients will select three individuals to receive Citizen Service Before Self Honors at a ceremony on Monday, March 25, 2013 to be held at Arlington Cemetery near the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington Cemetery in Arlington, VA.