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Purple Heart Appreciation Day

Date/Time

Aug 5, 2018
01:00 PM until 02:30 PM

Description

 

Join the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor to commemorate the 236th anniversary of General Washington’s order creating the Badge of Military Merit, predecessor for the modern Purple Heart. The focus for this year’s program will be on the caregivers, specifically the military nurses who care for the wounded. Although nurses are non-combatants, they have been awarded Purple Hearts as they have found themselves in harm’s way. Their healing, caregiving activities are part of the Purple Heart journey so this is an appropriate day to honor them. The event will also see the first presentations of two reproduced uniforms that represent the service of Beatrice Mary MacDonald, the first woman and Army Nurse to earn the Purple Heart. She lost her right eye when wounded by a shell fragment on August 17, 1917. She received her Purple Heart in 1936.

Seating is limited and reservations are required

Cost

Free

Location

View map The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
374 Temple Hill Road
New Windsor, NY

Additional Information

Phone

184-556-11765

Contact name

Peter Bedrossian

Contact email

Peter.Bedrossian@parks.ny.gov

Neighborhood:

New Windsor

County:

Orange

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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