Purple Heart Day is August 7th

Purple Heart Day is August 7th

Purple Heart Day is observed each year on August 7. This is a day set aside for Americans to take a moment to remember the men and women who have been either wounded in battle or paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.  The Purple Heart is awarded to those members of the military that […]

Purple Heart Day

Purple Heart Day

Did you know that General George Washington created the Purple Heart in 1782? The badge was originally called the Badge of Military Merit. The badge was awarded to enlisted soldiers who performed a ‘singularly meritorious act.’ This badge was only awarded to a handful of soldiers. After the Revolutionary War, the Badge of Military Merit […]