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 2024 American Hero Awards Ceremony

On Tues., May 14, we will present the 2024 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 19th year as our honored guest speaker.

This year, we honor Ultimate Hero Spc. Ross A. McGinnis, MOH USA, and American Hero APT Geno Paluso, NSW USN (Ret.).

Event Details

When: Tues., May 14, 2024 (arrivals beginning at 8 a.m., breakfast service starting at 8:30 a.m., and ceremony beginning promptly at 9 a.m.)

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

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.