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Purple Heart Day

August 7

National Purple Heart Day honors the men and women who have been wounded or killed in military service.

“Order of the Purple Heart” is created by President George Washington

The holiday was first observed in 2014, is considered an unofficial observance meaning that businesses, government offices etc. do not close on this day.

People take the time to listen to soldiers and veterans and learn more about their life stories and their military service.


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August 7
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