#23: Lone Sailor Award
In 2008, Arnold Palmer was honored with the Lone Sailor Award, given by the U.S. Navy Memorial to Sea Service Veterans to those “who have excelled with distinction in their respective careers while exemplifying the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment.”
“Those three words are what life is all about, as far as I’m concerned,” Palmer said at the time. “Certainly honor, courage and commitment are things that I would like to think that all young American men and women would be raised up to live by.” Palmer served three years in the United States Coast Guard, an experience he credits with helping him to mature and grow as a person. “I appreciate what the Coast Guard stands for,” Palmer said. “It’s something that’s very important to me."