HireQuest American Hero Awards

Each year VETSQuest, HireQuest Inc., and the Higher Quest Foundation hold an event to honor true American heroes: our servicemen and women.

Formerly known as the Acrux/Trojan Labor Awards, the HireQuest American Hero Awards recognize the sacrifices our heroes and their families make for our country. We come together over breakfast to honor these sacrifices with two awards.

The first, the Ultimate American Hero Award, is given to the family member of a service member who has been killed while serving in the global war on terror.

The second, the American Hero Award, recognizes a service member for his or her meritorious action in combating the global war on terror.

The 2023 American Hero Awards Ceremony

On Tues., May 16, we will present the 2023 American Hero Awards during a breakfast ceremony on the USS Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Gen. James Livingston, a Medal of Honor recipient, joins us for the 18th year as our honored guest speaker.

This year, we honor Ultimate Hero PFC Michael R. Patton, U.S. Marine Corps, and American Hero SGT Brennan J. Beck, U.S. Army.

Event Details

When: 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. EST on Tues., May 16, 2023

Where: USS Yorktown at 40 Patriots Point Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

Breakfast will be served beginning at 8 a.m.

Dress code is smart business, with many men wearing suits or sports coats and women in dresses or skirts/slacks and blouses.

The USS Yorktown is accessible with an elevator taking you to the event space. However, there is a long walk from the parking area to the USS Yorktown. Please plan accordingly.

This year’s event is hybrid with both in-person and virtual options. Click here to learn more.