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Purple Heart Month Ends

August 31

In 1782, General George Washington created the "Badge of Military Merit" for the enlisted soldiers to be recognized for their meritorious service, though it soon fell into disuse with the end of the war. It was not until 1932, to mark the bicentennial of Washington's birth, that General Douglas MacArthur spearheaded an effort to revive…

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