The gift, made to the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation, will support construction of the museum, which is slated to get under way sometime in the next year and be completed in time for a 2024 opening. When finished, the museum will include an education center aimed at youth character development and will use the stories of Medal of Honor recipients to inspire young people to be their best selves.
Jones' daughter, Charlotte Jones, the Cowboys' executive vice president and chief brand officer, serves as board chair of the museum.
"Anyone who is successful in business has at times stood on the shoulders of others," said Jerry Jones. "Never in my life have I had the opportunity to stand beside those who have given so much for the defense of freedom and our way of life. Medal of Honor recipients represent the very best of America and the values to which all heroes aspire. Supporting this project is a privilege."