Join the Legacy Program: Help Preserve the Legacy of the Purple Heart

Military Order of the Purple Heart needs your help to Preserve the Legacy of the Purple Heart.  You can help now!

Please make a $19.32 minimum monthly commitment by clicking Monthly, enter at least the minimum amount of $19.32 or choose one of the monthly donation level buttons, and click Continue. 

In recognition of your commitment, you are¬†instantly added to the¬†Legacy Program¬†and will receive an exclusive¬†LEGACY MEMBER¬†pin as our grateful “thank you.

Help Us Help Veterans!

The mission of the Military Order of the Purple Heart is to foster an environment of goodwill and camaraderie among combat wounded veterans, promote patriotism, support necessary legislative initiatives, and most importantly, provide service to all veterans and their families.

Our members are Combat Wounded Veterans who are dedicated to our country and our veteran community. We endeavor to do better for each other and by each other always.

There are a few programs that your donations would be meaningful and helpful:

The Purple Heart Scholarship Program is a competitive scholarship program that awards scholarships to Purple Heart recipients and their spouses, children, and grandchildren each year. We also award to the spouse, widow/widower, or direct lineal descendant as defined above of a service member killed-in-action or who died of wounds. We awarded to 9 scholarship recipients in 2019. 

The Military Order of the Purple Heart’s Youth Programs is focused on fostering patriotism and good citizenship among America’s youth. We recognize outstanding leadership in cadets and midshipmen through the Senior and Junior ROTC Programs in the United States and Department of Defense Dependent Schools worldwide.  In addition, we recognize outstanding leadership in non-ROTC/JROTC Youth Programs with the Badge of Merit 1782 Award, available to members of the Young Marines, Civil Air Patrol, Naval Sea Cadets, Boys and Girls Scouts and Pre-JROTC Mid-School Programs. In 2019, we awarded ROTC Leadership Award to over 100 cadet/ midshipman

The Purple Heart Trail is to create a symbolic and honorary system of roads, highways, bridges, and other monuments that give tribute to the men and women who have been awarded the Purple Heart medal. The Purple Heart Trail accomplishes this honorary goal by creating a visual reminder to those who use the road system that others have paid a high price for their freedom to travel and live in a free society. Signs placed at various locations annotate those roads and highways where legislation has been passed to designate parts of the national road system as The Purple Heart Trail. The actual format and design of the signs vary from state to state. There are currently designated sections in 45 states as well as Guam.

Veterans Affairs Volunteer Service Program is in effect throughout the VA medical center system. VAVS operates the largest volunteer program in the Federal Government, supplementing staff and resources in all areas of patient care and support. Volunteers supplement essential personnel, equipment, facilities, and programs for the direct and indirect care, treatment and welfare of veteran patients. Military Order of the Purple Heart VAVS volunteers participate in the VA’s program and provide an invaluable service to other veterans and their families. Last Year the Veterans Affairs Volunteer Service Program (VAVS), which is run by The Purple Heart through local Representatives and Deputies at the Chapter and Department levels, donated 110,137 hours at 106 Veteran Affair Sites throughout this Nation.

Suicide Awareness Program- the Military Order of the Purple Heart was the first National Service Organization to create a Suicide Awareness Program and appoint a national officer for this position in 2016. This Program began in response to the crisis of the 20-22 veterans and active duty service men and women who end their lives to the epidemic of suicide daily. We all have been personally touched by this crisis. Suicide devastates families and friends and the profound effects last for generations. The MOPH advocates to our nation, VSOs, communities, and individuals to bring awareness to this situation. The average number of veterans/service members who take their life daily from suicide is 22. This is unacceptable. We are each a vital partner and must get involved to stop this epidemic.

The MOPH has 473 active chapters; the members of their chapters are committed to work in their local communities by raising funds to support homeless veterans, veterans living in State Veterans’ Homes, victims of natural disasters such as hurricanes and tornadoes, etc.

The Purple Heart Entity program, a program that encourages States, counties, cities, and local communities, as well as sports teams, universities, and businesses to honor the service and sacrifice of Purple Heart Recipients and honor local heroes.

The Military Order of the Purple Heart heavily needs your help because we believe it is vital for us to continue our mission to support ALL Veterans and ALL the programs mentioned above. Please help us help Veterans and accomplish the goals for the upcoming year.

You are making a difference and we are deeply grateful for your generous support!


Please contact our Communications Department at communications@purpleheart.org or call 703-642-5360 for any questions or assistance.