The annual award ceremony was created to recognize Dyess’ courage as a citizen and Marine officer and to identify others who have shown similar valor or made civic contributions above the call of duty. Dyess, a North Augusta native, received the Carnegie Medal and, posthumously, the Medal of Honor.
Winners of this year’s Jimmie Dyess Distinguished American Award are Spc. Alfred Rascon, Ann Boardman and T. Richard “Dick” Daniel.
The symposium, which is free and open to the public, will be at 5 p.m. in the museum rotunda. Perry Smith, who serves as secretary of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, will provide remarks at the ceremony. Smith is a retired Air Force major general and a military analyst for NBC.
For more information on the event, contact the museum at (706) 722-8454.