The London Award for Distinguished Service
The London Award was named in honor of Dr. Jennifer Burkhart London and the late Dr. J. Phillip London to recognize their personal and professional commitment to serving our community, our nation, and those in uniformed service. The London’s serve on numerous philanthropic, charitable, and educational Boards, sponsor and establish special recognition programs, and raise essential funding for literally hundreds of organizations serving military, veteran, and local communities. Their tireless efforts directly improve the lives of service members, veterans, and their families.
Created in 2016, the purpose of The London Medal is to recognize exemplary, distinguished service and continued support of wounded, ill and injured service members, their families, and those supporting their recovery. The Medal highlights a record of service and noteworthy achievement in advocating for the needs of those undergoing treatment and recovery. The award is presented to an individual, organization, or group that has made significant contributions to improving the quality of life and long-term outcomes for those who serve. Named in honor of Dr. Jennifer Burkhart London and the late Dr. J. Phillip London in recognition of their personal and professional commitment to serving our community, our nation, and those in uniformed service.
Each year, The London Medal is presented at the annual Veterans Day Benefit Gala or special London Award Dinner, a formal black-tie event, held at the Army-Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia.
Previous Award Recipients
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2021: Jennifer Griffin, Journalist and Advocate
2020: Charlie Daniels, The Journey Home Project
2019: Ken Fisher, The Fisher House Foundation
2018: Lee and Penny Anderson, APi Group, Inc.
2017: Major General Arnold Punaro, USMC (Ret)