Purple Heart

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. 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 that is still given to members of the U.S. military, the only earlier award being the obsolete Fidelity Medallion. The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is located in New Windsor, New York.

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    Sweet is the day of sacred rest;
    No mortal cares shall seize my breast;
    O may my heart in tune be found
    Like David’s harp of solemn sound.
    Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

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