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The Military Order of the Purple Heart

For Immediate Release

Delaware, Ohio - February 20, 2012

Military Order of the Purple Heart Salutes the City of Delaware, Ohio


The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) is proud and honored to salute Mayor Gary Milner and the City Council of Delaware, Ohio on the occasion of proclaiming Delaware a Purple Heart City in Ohio.


The public is invited to attend the Proclamation ceremony that will take place at 7:00 PM, Monday, February 27, 2012, at City Hall Council Chambers, 1 South Sandusky Street, Delaware, Ohio.  In proclaiming itself a “Purple Heart City,” Delaware pays special tribute to the almost 2 million dedicated and brave servicemen and women who have either been killed or wounded in combat, and honors not only Ohio’s Purple Heart recipients but all veterans across the nation.


Receiving the Proclamation on behalf of Delaware’s Chapter 148, Military Order of the Purple Heart, will be Robert Burr, Chapter 148 Commander.  Also participating in the ceremony will be Tony Kohl, Department of Ohio Commander, and other members of MOPH Chapter 148 and the MOPH Ladies Auxiliary.  In honor of this occasion, the city of Delaware will be presented the Military Order of the Purple Heart flag provided by Chapter 148.


The organization now known as the “Military Order of the Purple Heart of the U.S.A. Inc” (MOPH) was formed in 1932 for the protection and mutual interest of all combat wounded veterans and active duty men and women who have received the decoration.  Chartered by the Congress, the MOPH is unique among Veteran Service Organizations in that all of its members were wounded in combat.  For this sacrifice they were awarded the Purple Heart Medal.  With grants from the MOPH Service Foundation, the MOPH and its Ladies Auxiliary promote Patriotism, Fraternalism, and the Preservation of America’s military history.  Most Importantly, through veteran service, they provide comfort and assistance to all veterans and their families, especially those requiring claims assistance with the VA, those who are homeless, and those requiring employment assistance.  Through the VAVS Program, MOPH volunteers selflessly provide assistance to hospitalized veterans at VA medical facilities and State Veterans Homes.


For local information contact:

MOPH Chapter 148 Commander – Bob Burr, 740-417-3976

email: rburr11@columbus.rr.com


Lee Yoakum, Community Affairs Coordinator, City of Delaware, OH

Phone:  740-203-1015, lyoakum@delawareohio.net

National Public Relations Director, John Bircher, 352-753-5535
Email: PublicRelations@Purpleheart.org
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