After a recent Supreme Court decision thrust the issue of forging military medals into the spotlight, President Barack Obama announced on Monday the Department of Defense (DoD) will launch a website aimed at preventing the practice. The website will honor the service of America's veterans while creating a reliable resource to check the authenticity of medals, Military Times reports.

The announcement came during a speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Reno, Nevada. While the Pentagon did not offer any more specific details, it marks the culmination of years of efforts on the part of the DoD to create the website.

"So this week, we will launch a new website, a living memorial, so the American people can see who's been awarded our nation's highest honors," Obama told the crowd, according to the publication. "Because no American hero should ever have their valor stolen."

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have seen a number of soldiers receive the Medal of Honor for their bravery. Among the most recent recipients was Dakota Meyer, who was given the medal in September 2011 for his actions at the Battle of Ganjgal. He is only the third living person to receive the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War.