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Event Detail

Purple Heart Day
Start Date/Time:
Monday, August 07, 2017 12:00 AM
End Date/Time:
Monday, August 07, 2017 11:30 PM
Recurring Event:
Recurring Event Every 1 years until 8/7/2020 (total 4 events)
Importance:
Normal Priority
Description:

Purple Heart Day is an observance that commemorates the creation of the Purple Heart Medal in 1782.

Purple Heart Day on August 7 commemorates the day in 1782 when General George Washington created the Purple Heart Medal – a military decoration that is awarded to members of the armed forces of the U.S. who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It is specifically a combat decoration.

The holiday also encourages people to pay their respects to fallen soldiers, to listen to the stories of soldiers and veterans, and to thank them for their service to the nation.

Owned by Thunder Nkere On Wednesday, December 07, 2016