Purple Heart Day

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 those wounded or killed while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

While the medal is given to the service member or a surviving family member, not only does it represent that individual warrior and their bravery — a reminder of his/her service and sacrifice — but it also represents the countless men and women that stood by their side to triage them, treat them, save them and repair them on the battlefield and at home.

Today we salute all of you and  thank you for your sacrifice.

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