In honor of my husband: The Purple Heart Medal. The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those who have been wounded or killed while serving on or after April 5, 1917 with the U.S. military.

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In honor of my husband: The Purple Heart Medal. The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those who have been wounded or killed while serving on or after April 5, 1917 with the U.S. military.

Violet Pt2  Historically in Japan only the highest ranked Buddhist monks wore Violet robes. Violet is also associated with piety and faith, and in Catholicism, penitence. However, in Brazil and Thailand purple is the colour of mourning. It’s also a colour of honour — the Purple Heart is the oldest military award still given to US military members.

Violet Pt2 Historically in Japan only the highest ranked Buddhist monks wore Violet robes. Violet is also associated with piety and faith, and in Catholicism, penitence. However, in Brazil and Thailand purple is the colour of mourning. It’s also a colour of honour — the Purple Heart is the oldest military award still given to US military members.

Purpleheart.jpg....TODAY IS NATIONAL PURPLE HEART DAY.  Awarded for being wounded or killed in any action against an enemy of the United States or as a result of an act of any such enemy or opposing armed forces.

Purpleheart.jpg....TODAY IS NATIONAL PURPLE HEART DAY. Awarded for being wounded or killed in any action against an enemy of the United States or as a result of an act of any such enemy or opposing armed forces.

Valor awards for LTC William "Bill" Steele (1913-2008) USAF. Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Prisoner of War Medal.

Valor awards for LTC William "Bill" Steele (1913-2008) USAF. Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Prisoner of War Medal.

2017 600 miles of Remembrance  Monday, May 22, 2017  No. 1 car, Spc. Benjamin Moore, U.S. Army    Date of birth: Oct. 2, 1987   Hometown: Bordentown, N.J.   Date of death: Jan. 12, 2011, Afghanistan   Note: Ben received many awards and decorations, including the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Badge, the Good Conduct Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Global War of Terrorism Service Medal...  MORE...  Photo: 1 / 40

2017 600 miles of Remembrance Monday, May 22, 2017 No. 1 car, Spc. Benjamin Moore, U.S. Army Date of birth: Oct. 2, 1987 Hometown: Bordentown, N.J. Date of death: Jan. 12, 2011, Afghanistan Note: Ben received many awards and decorations, including the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Badge, the Good Conduct Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Global War of Terrorism Service Medal... MORE... Photo: 1 / 40

Billy Walkabout, 1949 - 2007 an Oklahoma Cherokee, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star 5 awards, one upgraded to DSC, the Bronze Star 10 awards, the Purple Heart 6 awards, and the Army Commendation Medal

Billy Walkabout, 1949 - 2007 an Oklahoma Cherokee, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star 5 awards, one upgraded to DSC, the Bronze Star 10 awards, the Purple Heart 6 awards, and the Army Commendation Medal

Purple Heart. http://www.pinterest.com/jr88rules/vietnam-war-memories/  #VietnamMemories

Purple Heart. http://www.pinterest.com/jr88rules/vietnam-war-memories/ #VietnamMemories

2017 600 miles of Remembrance  Monday, May 22, 2017  No. 15 car, Spc. Christopher Ryan Barton, U.S. Army    Date of birth: Feb. 11, 1988  Hometown: Harrisburg, N.C.  Date of death: May 24, 2010, Afghanistan  Note: He earned the following awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal...  MORE...   Photo: 12 / 40

2017 600 miles of Remembrance Monday, May 22, 2017 No. 15 car, Spc. Christopher Ryan Barton, U.S. Army Date of birth: Feb. 11, 1988 Hometown: Harrisburg, N.C. Date of death: May 24, 2010, Afghanistan Note: He earned the following awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal... MORE... Photo: 12 / 40

HEADstrong Foundation President Cheryl Colleluori (left) and husband Pat Colleluori introduce U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Matthew Keeler a former teammate of Nick Colleluori who was awarded the Purple Heart in 2011 for taking shrapnel during assignment in Iraq.  Thank you to all of the brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice and those who have served to protect the freedom we enjoy! #HappyMemorialDay

HEADstrong Foundation President Cheryl Colleluori (left) and husband Pat Colleluori introduce U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Matthew Keeler a former teammate of Nick Colleluori who was awarded the Purple Heart in 2011 for taking shrapnel during assignment in Iraq. Thank you to all of the brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice and those who have served to protect the freedom we enjoy! #HappyMemorialDay

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