Hall of Valor - Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc.

Hall of Valor

In 1963, the Hall of Valor at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall was dedicated as part of our military history museum to honor veterans, living and deceased, for valor "above and beyond the call of duty" while in action against the enemy. Hall of Valor inductees qualify by being the recipient of one, or a combination of, the following medals: Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, Air Force Cross, Silver Star and Distinguished Flying Cross (limited inductions also include Airmen’s Medal, Soldier's Medal, Coast Guard Medal and The Navy & Marine Corps Medals). Induction into the Hall of Valor is open to eligible veterans who were born, enlisted or lived most of their lives in Pennsylvania. Currently there are more than 700 veterans that have been inducted into this repository of American military memory.

On November 12, 2006 the Hall of Valor was renamed to the Joseph A. Dugan, Jr. Hall of Valor in memory of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc.’s first President and CEO. His dedication to our mission to honor and remember those who serve helped to make the museum and the Hall of Valor what they are today.

Hall of Valor Application

Do you know a veteran who may qualify for the Hall of Valor?

Click here for the Hall of Valor Application

Inductions into the Joseph A. Dugan Jr. Hall of Valor occur once a year. The application deadline is January 15 of the induction year. All applications received following that date will be held for the following year’s induction. We will acknowledge receipt of the application packet. Each packet will be reviewed for completeness, qualifications and eligibility. If something is missing from the application we will notify you regarding the information needed.

***Please note that the 2024 Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 6th. This amended date will only be for the 2024 induction. We will return to our regular date (the last Sunday in March) in 2025. 

As of January 2017, the administrative fee for an application is $75.


For questions about the program or a copy of a Hall of Valor plaque, please contact Tim Neff at 412.621.4253 ext. 219 or email tim@soldiersandsailorshall.org