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Trivia Question: Has An BSI Member Been Awarded The Congressional Gold Medal of Honor?

Trivia Question: Has An BSI Member Been Awarded The Congressional Gold Medal of Honor?

It’s time for another trivia question!

Has a member of the Baker Street Irregulars (BSI) ever been awarded an Congressional Gold Medal of Honor? And if so, who is the BSI member who was awarded the honor?

Since the American Revolution, the United States Congress has awarded gold medals as its highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions. The medal was first awarded in 1776 by the Second Continental Congress to General George Washington.

The award is considered to be the highest civilian honor in the United States.

Congressional Gold Medals are awarded by Acts of Congress. Per Congressional committee rules, legislation bestowing a Congressional Gold Medal upon a recipient must be co-sponsored by two-thirds of the membership of both the House of Representatives and the Senate before their respective committees (the House Committee on Financial Services and the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs) will consider it.

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