Purple Heart Day History
Purple Heart Day seeks to honor the individuals that were wounded or killed in action while serving in the military. The Purple Heart Medal is given to those who displayed not only instances of unusual gallantry in battle, but also extraordinary fidelity and essential service in any way.
According to uso.org, as of 2019, about 1.8 million Purple Heart medals have been given to service members since its inception in 1782. George Washington is credited with the origin of the Purple Heart medal. Then is was originally known as the Badge of Military Merit.
Top Tweets for Purple Heart DayUpdated
In the News and Trending for Purple Heart DayUpdated Local veterans to take part in Purple Heart monument dedication in South Park
cbsnews.comVeterans honored on Purple Heart Appreciation Day in New York
cbsnews.comNonprofit group seeking to honor Purple Heart recipients at veterans lunch being held Sunday in West Dundee
chicagotribune.comThey’re not names to me, they’re friends' | Purple Heart Day honors wounded veterans and those who paid ultimate sacrifice
Purple Heart Day Facts
Purple Heart Day Top Events and Things to Do
Purple Heart Day References and Related Siteswww.uso.org: Purple Heart Origin