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August 2020

Purple Heart Month Ends

August 31
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 31 of August, repeating until August 31, 2030

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 the medal and call it the "Purple Heart" after the original purple color and heart shape design. Over time, the Purple Heart has undergone many…

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August 2021

Purple Heart Month Ends

August 31, 2021
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 31 of August, repeating until August 31, 2030

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 the medal and call it the "Purple Heart" after the original purple color and heart shape design. Over time, the Purple Heart has undergone many…

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