0

About the Military Order of the Purple Heart

history of the purple heartThe Purple Heart Medal is awarded to members of the armed forces of the U.S. who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action. It is specifically a combat decoration.

The organization now known as the “Military Order of the Purple Heart,”was formed in 1932 for the protection and mutual interest of all who have received the decoration. Composed exclusively of Purple Heart recipients, it is the only veterans service organization comprised strictly of “combat” veterans.

The Purple Heart ViolaFunds for welfare, rehabilitation and/or service work carried on by the organization are derived through the collection of used household items, the operation of thrift stores, through the donation of automobiles and  monetary donations. If you would like to support our many programs – DONATE NOW

At the community level, from the annual distribution of its official flower, the Purple Heart Viola. Violas are assembled by disabled and needy veterans, many of whom receive little or no compensation from other sources. Thus, your contribution to our programs are two-fold. They help the veterans who participate in

these endeavors and, secondly, they enable the organization to do many things on behalf of hospitalized and needy veterans and their families.

Family members of Purple Heart recipients are eligible to belong to the Auxiliary of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, which also does important work nationally and locally in veterans’ hospitals.

The Military Order of  the Purple Heart is Chartered by Congress for combat wounded Veterans. The Organization is composed of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat or by an act of international terrorism..

 

From the day that will forever live in infamy to the terror attacks on our soil, our members have answered our Country’s call. Now as Combat Wounded veterans, we proudly continue to serve our country by helping America’s active duty, veterans, her families and those who have borne the burden of battle