Purpleheart.jpg....TODAY IS NATIONAL PURPLE HEART DAY.  Awarded for being wounded or killed in any action against an enemy of the United States or as a result of an act of any such enemy or opposing armed forces.

TODAY IS NATIONAL PURPLE HEART DAY. Awarded for being wounded or killed in any action against an enemy of the United States or as a result of an act of any such enemy or opposing armed forces.

The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those who have been wounded or killed while serving on or after April 5, 1917 with the U.S. military

August George Washington orders the creation of the Badge of Military Merit to honor soldiers wounded in battle. It is later renamed to the more poetic Purple Heart.

In honor of my husband:  The Purple Heart Medal.  The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those who have been wounded or killed while serving on or after April 5, 1917 with the U.S. military.

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In honor of my husband: The Purple Heart Medal. The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those who have been wounded or killed while serving on or after April 1917 with the U.

The original Purple Heart, designated as the Badge of Military Merit, was established by George Washington – then the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army – by order from his Newburgh, New York headquarters on August 7, 1782. The Badge of Military Merit was only awarded to three Revolutionary War soldiers and from then on as its legend grew, so did its appearance. Although never abolished, the award of the badge was not proposed again officially until after World War I.[3]

The original Purple Heart, designated as the Badge of Military Merit, was established by George Washington – then the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army

Bronze and Purple Heart Medals on Camouflage Material Stock Photo

Bronze and Purple Heart Medals on Camouflage Material

Bronze and Purple Heart Medals on Camouflage Material Stock Photo MY DADDY William Bain Medlin war theater Europe General George Patton 101 mountain division major offensive Battle of Bulge three purple hearts 2 bronze stars.

On this day, August 7th, 1782, President George Washington ordered the creation of the Badge of Military Merit to honor soldiers wounded in battle. It is later renamed to the more poetic Purple Heart.

On this day, August President George Washington ordered the creation of the Badge of Military Merit to honor soldiers wounded in battle. It is later renamed to the more poetic Purple Heart.

Vintage WWII Purple Heart Medal with Case

Vintage WWII Purple Heart Medal with Case

National Purple Heart Day

Today is Purple Heart Day. On August General George Washington - then the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army - establishe.

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