This afternoon, leaders of the U.S. House and Senate will present a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the members of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) for their historic contributions during World War II. The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest and most distinguished civilian honor the United States Congress can bestow.
The OSS was implemented during World War II and is considered the predecessor of the CIA. Comprised of civilians and personnel from each military branch, the OSS “organized, trained, supplied, and fought” in the war throughout Europe and Asia, playing a decisive role in America’s victory over axis forces.
To watch the ceremony, tune in to speaker.gov/live at 3:00 p.m. ET.