The Military Order of the Purple Heart's Youth Programs
on fostering patriotism and good citizenship among America's youth. We recognize outstandi
ng leadership in cadets and midshipmen through the Senior and Junior ROTC
programs in the United States and Department of Defense Dependent Schools worldwide.
The need to work in concert with our VAVS program is paramount as we attempt to
remind our young of the commitment and sacrifice of those veterans in our medical
facilities. They must never be forgotten. We plan to work in concert
with the Boy and Girl Scouts of America in an effort to encourage Scouts to develop
a merit badge for caring for our Nation's Veterans through volunteer service.
Many new programs are on the horizon and we look forward to working with the Patriots
of the Military Order of the Purple Heart to make these successful. While
it remains important to stay committed, we must focus on the need to set a higher
standard for our Patriots and to interface positively setting the example for our
youth with regards to their commitment to our veterans.