Purple Heart Day


Did you know…

… that today is Purple Heart Day? The Purple Heart is a combat decoration and our nation’s oldest military medal. It was first created by General George Washington in 1782 and was known as the Badge of Military Merit. The Badge of Military Merit was made of cloth and was the predecessor of the Purple Heart medal.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“There is nothing which can better deserve our patronage than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.”

— George Washington