Cosponsor HR 1683 – The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act
Endorsed by: The Military Order of the Purple Heart,Armed Forces Marketing Council, American Military Retirees Association, American Military Society, AMVETS, Army Navy Union, Association of the United States Navy, Gold Star Wives of America, Inc., Korean War Veterans Foundation, Military Order of Foreign Wars, National Defense Committee, National Enlisted Reserve Association, Reserve Officers Association, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, The Flag and General Officers Network, The Retired Enlisted Association, Vietnam Veterans of America
I urge you to join me in honoring our Purple Heart veterans by co-sponsoring HR 1683, the “National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act.”
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is located in New Windsor, NY and is the first location dedicated to honoring the more than 1.7 million men and women of our armed forces who have been awarded the Purple Heart medal.
The Purple Heart is one of the oldest and most recognized American military medals, awarded to service members who were killed or wounded by enemy action. The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor’s mission is to collect and preserve the stories of Purple Heart recipients from all branches of service and across generations to ensure that all recipients are represented, and serves as a living memorial to their sacrifice. The Hall of Honor is located at the New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site, where General George Washington created and awarded the Badge of Military Merit, forerunner of the Purple Heart.
The mission of the Hall of Honor is to collect, preserve and share the stories of Purple Heart recipients from all branches of service and across conflicts ranging from the American Revolutionary War to the War on Terror. The Hall of Honor preserves these stories through the Roll of Honor, an electronic database where visitors can search for Purple Heart recipients, or view a changing selection of Featured Recipients. There are currently over 191,700 names enrolled at the Hall of Honor.
By signing onto this bill, we pay tribute to the sacrifice of our brave men and women and ensure their stories are preserved. Funds from the sale of the coin will support the expansion and renovation of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor to assist in their mission of honoring the servicemen and servicewomen who sacrificed so much for our freedoms.