August 7 National Purple Heart Day
August 7 is Purple Heart Day, this special day is to honor the lives and sacrifices of the men and women who have put their lives on the line for the U.S. As a Purple Heart recipient I understand, and am fully aware of the challenges our Veterans face. I am committed to fixing these issues.
This special award is the oldest military honor, starting in 1932. However, George Washington presented a similar award, called the Badge of Military Merit, on August 7, 1782.
It’s estimated that over 1.8 million Purple Hearts have been awarded since it was established. The award is presented to military service-members who are wounded or killed in action.