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Purple Heart Day

August 7

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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 7 of August, repeating indefinitely

Purple Heart recipients

Purple Heart Day

Purple Heart Day


The #PurpleHeartMedal is awarded to members of the #armedforces 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.

On Purple Heart Day, we honor our Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen who have endured immense suffering to earn the Purple Heart. We also pay tribute to the families whose loved ones have been awarded the Purple Heart through their ultimate sacrifice in service to our Nation.

We shall never forget!

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