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Five honorees reflect on the power of the Sammies

January 3, 2022 | Updated on April 25, 2023

Public servants work tirelessly on behalf of the people of this country, and the more than 660 honorees of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals® are some of the best employees our federal workforce has to offer. The Sammies program spotlights their significant contributions to the health, safety and security of our nation. Here, five Sammies honorees from over the years reflect on what the recognition from federal leadership, media, celebrities and the public has meant to them: