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Congressional gold medals are displayed before being presented to young men and women filing in at the beginning of their awards ceremony Wednesday at the Cannon House Office Building. The 276 youth were honored for completing 400 hours of voluntary public service activities, 200 hours each of personal development and physical fitness activities, as well as an expedition and exploration activity. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Congressional gold medals are displayed before being presented to young men and women filing in at the beginning of their awards ceremony Wednesday at the Cannon House Office Building. The 276 youth were honored for completing 400 hours of voluntary public service activities, 200 hours each of personal development and physical fitness activities, as well as an expedition and exploration activity. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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