On April 4, Rapid City, South Dakota was declared a #PurpleHeart City in support of MOPH’s mission. Rapid City mayor Steve Allender was presented with four Purple Heart City signs to recognize their support and efforts.
On March 21, 1970, Mike Batkin lost his left leg from an IED explosion while on patrol in Vietnam. Pictured below is Mike crossing the finish line at the El Paso Marathon on February 7, 2019, where he competed in the 5k portion of the marathon on one leg. He is a lifetime member of Lone Star Chapter 393.
VFW Post 6796 of Dallas, Texas became an official #PurpleHeart Post on April 14, 2019.
On Wednesday, there was a Proclamation Ceremony held at the Lower Brule Reservation. Pictured below is the Tribal Council members holding various signs, including the #PurpleHeart Reservation, #CombatWounded and Veteran Parking.
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. Learn more about becoming a member today.
National Commander Doug Greenlaw, Region 1 Commander Charles Eggleston and Legislative Director Aleks Morosky met with Senator Lindsey Graham and his staff to discuss MOPH priorities.
Military Order of the #PurpleHeart is honored to present the Exemplary Service Award to former Marines veteran Ryan Pettit who has spearheaded many veteran policies at Senator Patty Murray’s office.
National Commander Douglas Greenlaw will testify this morning at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on MOPH’s legislative priorities.
MOPH National Commander Douglas Greenlaw was honored to join the President and leaders of major veteran service organizations at the White House this afternoon for the signing of a new executive order aimed at preventing veteran suicide – the President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS).
Richmond Chapter 1965 donated a “Reserved – Combat Wounded” parking sign to the Sitter & Barfoot Veterans Care Center.
Chapter 1782 Commander Richard Drago and John Koopman stood in front of the Hasbrouck House for the annual three-day Gen. George Washington birthday celebration! The Hasbrouck House served as Washington’s headquarters in Newburgh, New York during part of the Revolution.
Family members of #PurpleHeart recipients are eligible to become a member of the Auxiliary of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Learn more by visiting our website!
The Department of Virginia and Chapter 1965 donated funds to sponsor a new flag pole at the McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, VA on February 7, 2019.
What has your chapter done lately to support the veteran and military community?
MOPH Chapter 31 in Dayton, Ohio recently made Riverside, Ohio an official #PurpleHeart City.
Pictured left to right: State Commander Jerry Ferris, Dave Bauer, Charley Tobe, Glenn West and Randy Howson
Our various programs do more than just help #PurpleHeart recipients, we assist the entire veteran and military community.
As 2018 comes to an end, we are reflecting on some key events this year, like the #PurpleHeart Truck Run. A departure ceremony took place in Springfield, Va. for the truck’s 7,800-mile trip across the nation – stopping several times to announce Purple Heart proclamations.
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl of Fort Worth, Texas became the first in the nation to become a #PurpleHeart Bowl Game.
MOPH Gershon Smith Chapter 2202 presented gifts to each in-patient at the Birmingham AL Medical Center for the holiday season. Give that gift that keeps on giving to MOPH to support our programs.
VFW Post 12171 of San Antonio, Texas became a “Purple Heart Post” on December 12, 2018.
There are many ways you can give back to others this holiday season. Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter #1000 served dinner to family members of deployed service members over the weekend. How do you plan on giving back to your community this holiday season?
VFW Post 4008 of Belton, Texas became a “Purple Heart Post “on December 11, 2018.
Moose Lodge 1889 became an official #PurpleHeart Facility on December 12, 2018. Pictured in the background: Bill Dismukes, Ed Charles, Dan Bernard, Jerry Frease, Jack Wagner and Rob Duffney.
Allen Wisniewski received a plaque and presented a proclamation to Chapter 696.
Columbia, South Carolina proudly announces they have a brand new Purple Heart bus to support the Purple Heart community!
On December 3, Sumter, SC Chapter 817 designated, Morris College as a Purple Heart College for its outstanding support to veterans.
On Friday, December 7th a new Purple Heart monument was unveiled at its temporary home, VFW Post 9745 in Winston, Oregon.
In honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, MOPH supported World War II veterans at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence meets the MOPH National Advocacy Officer, Kristin Beck.
Here at Purple Heart we appreciate and support ALL VETERANS.
We are nonpartisan patriots and here to help. #DiversityandInclusion makes us strong!
National Legislative Director: Aleks Morosky, National Service Director: Arthur Coleman III, National Junior Vice Commander: Rick Cherone, National Commander: Douglas Greenlaw, and National Adjutant: Ernesto Hernandez III at Purple Heart Leadership meeting.
South Dakota State University recently became the nation’s ninth Purple Heart Campus. A Purple Heart medal recipient, Connie Johnson talked about her story as a veteran and a struggle college student at SDSU. After receiving her bachelor, she’s at SDSU helping other veterans pursue their education goals.
Members of Sumter’s George L. Mabry, Chapter 817 Participated in Veterans Day Parade in the Sumter County, SC.
Thumbtack Ranch of Texas became the First Purple Heart Ranch in the Nation on November 9, 2018.
Fannin County, Texas became a “Purple Heart County” on November 20, 2018.
Secretary of Defense James Mathis recently visited F. E. Warren Air
Force Base, Cheyenne, Wyoming, to participate, in a Veterans Remembrance Event.He was at an event to return, some bells, back to
the Philippines, that have been at the Base since 1901. Pictured with
the Secretary Mattis, is Barry D. Gasdek, Region III Commander MOPH.
National President of Military Order of the Purple Heart Auxiliary, Diane Petrine and her husband, Joseph visited at MOPH Headquarters today!