By Jennifer Maas
Updated February 19, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST
Virginia Sherwood/NBC

Brian Williams resigned from the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation’s board of directors, the organization announced Thursday.

The news was announced through a brief post on the foundation’s website: “Brian Williams has resigned from the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation Board of Directors. He had served in that position since September 2006.”

This announcement follows Williams six-month suspension without pay from NBC News after he offered a false account of an in incident he experienced while covering the war in Iraq in 2003.

The Medal of Honor Foundation’s mission is to support the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, which is made up of recipients of the nation’s highest military award, through outreach and collaborative efforts. The organization also promotes the values the medal represents: courage, sacrifice, selfless service and patriotism.

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