Home » August 7 » Purple Heart Day

Purple Heart Day

Each year in the United States, August 7th celebrates Purple Heart Day.

Purple Heart: Anniversary, 1782

Purple Heart Award - Purple Heart Day

Purple Heart Award – Purple Heart Day

A decoration consisting of a purple, heart-shaped piece of silk having a narrow edge of silver stitched with the word Merit across the face, created by General George Washington on August 7, 1782. Considered to be the first official military combat badge of the United States Armed Forces, called the “Badge for Military Merit”. The official successor decoration of the Badge of Military Merit is the Purple Heart.1

Date: Annually on August 7

Purple Heart Day honors

This date honors General Washington’s 1782 orders establishing the Badge of Military Merit, the inspiration for today’s Purple Heart. The badge consisted of a purple cloth heart with silver braided edge. Only three are known to be awarded during the Revolutionary War.1

The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those wounded or killed while serving, on or after April 5, 1917, with the U.S. military.2

The Purple Heart Foundation says take the time to listen to stories our veterans tell us. Take your time and show interest in them. This is what they share on their blog, “Instead of waving a flag, take some time to listen to and share a veteran’s story of honor and courage. Through their stories we can truly celebrate this holiday and honor the sacrifice of all our veterans.”3

Finally, I want to say thank you to all service men and women who have served for our country. They give up everything and sacrifice a lot for our freedoms. When you see a veteran tell them thank you for their service. I do that when I see someone wear their veteran hat proudly.

Sources
  1. MetroCreative
  2. WikiPedia
  3. Purple Heart Foundation

First published August 7, 2016. Last republished or updated August 7, 2017.

All Things Purple

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
SHARE WITH FRIENDS:  
        
          

About

My name is Steve Patterson and I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I have been blogging at Courageous Christian Father since 2012, however, I have been blogging since around 2004. At church I help with the youth, van ministry, ushering or wherever else needed. Currently, I am working on my bachelors of theology. I am a father of an adult child. I work as a graphic designer. I also love listening to nothing but Christian Music. I am an Eagle Scout class of 1994. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.

Don't Miss A Blog Post

* indicates required
Email Format

Powered by MailChimp

Shortcodes Ultimate

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*
*

CommentLuv badge

%d bloggers like this:
Read more:
Adrian Rogers Pastor Training Institute - What Every Pastor Ought to Know - Workbook
Adrian Rogers Pastor Training Institute What Every Pastor Ought to Know

God has allowed me to completed The Adrian Rogers Pastor Training Institute on What Every Pastor Ought to Know. Check...

Close