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Purple Heart Day 2022 Commemoration
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On August 7, 1782, George Washington created three new military badges that would honor the service of ordinary, common soldiers. In these General Orders, Washington outlined the creation of the Badge of Military Merit, the precursor to the Purple Heart. Join us for the annual commemoration ceremony at Mount Vernon with special guest speaker Retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Gade, a Purple Heart recipient and Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services.