Washington, D.C.— On February 26th, 2020, The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announced the finalists for this year’s Citizen Honors Awards. Theodore J. Wagner of Music Sweet Music, Inc., (MSM, Inc.) located in So. Pasadena, Florida was named as a 2020 Citizen Honors Award Finalist for Community Service. Wagner, founded MSM, Inc. in 2001. Its Mission is to contract Board-Certified Music Therapists to provide children with illnesses, diseases and disorders with Music Therapy sessions and the special musical instruments used in Music Therapy. The ultimate goal is to support skill development in areas such as communication, academic learning, daily living skills, motor functioning, social skills, behavior, and mental health. Wagner averages 35-40 volunteer hours weekly at MSM, and has never received a salary from the nonprofit
The Citizen Honors Awards recognize Americans whose exceptional courage and selfless service embody the values of the Medal of Honor: courage and sacrifice; commitment and integrity; citizenship and patriotism.
From the finalists, six U.S. citizens and one organization will receive the Citizen Honors Awards this year on March 25, 2020, Congressional Medal of Honor Day. The honorees receive this award from a group of Americans whose actions have defined the words courage and selfless service — the living members of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. These brave Americans have received the Medal of Honor for their acts of valor performed during wartime and present the Citizen Honors awards to Americans who are showing courage and dedicating themselves to service here at home.
The Congressional Medal of Honor Society was chartered by Congress in 1958 to create a brotherhood among the living Medal of Honor recipients; to protect and uphold the dignity and honor of the Medal; to promote patriotism and love of country; and to inspire our youth to become worthy and dedicated citizens of our nation. Its membership consists exclusively of those individuals who have received the Medal of Honor. Today, there are 71 living recipients of the Medal of Honor. The Society is unique in that its membership hopes that there will be no need to welcome new inductees.
For more information about Music Sweet Music, Inc. and Theodore J. Wagner visit www.musicsweetmusic.org