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National Purple Heart Day!

Today is National Purple Heart Day! On this day in 1782, George Washington ordered the creation of the Badge of Military Merit, the direct predecessor to the Purple Heart. It is the oldest American military award still presented to service members. 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 Washington was motivated to honor the bravery of common soldiers – […]

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National Purple Heart Day!

Today is National Purple Heart Day! On this day in 1782, George Washington ordered the creation of the Badge of Military Merit, the direct predecessor to the Purple Heart. It is the oldest American military award still presented to service members. 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 Washington was motivated to honor the bravery of common soldiers – […]