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Medal of Honor Day 2020

March 25, 2020

On this day in 1782, George Washington established the award that was later renamed the Purple Heart.

The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the president to those wounded or killed while serving, on or after April 5, 1917, with the U.S. military. With its forerunner, the Badge of Military Merit, which took the form of a heart made of purple cloth, the Purple Heart is the oldest military award still given to U.S. military members

Today we honor all Purple Heart recipients.

From → History

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