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History of the Purple Heart

“GEORGE WASHINGTON” by Artist Unknown from the US Navy Art Collection gallery on RequestAPrint.net

On this day in 1782, George Washington created the “Badge for Military Merit”; this award was first given to three soldiers of the Revolutionary War. In 1932, on the 200th anniversary of George Washington’s birthday, the U.S. Department of War resurrected this award as the “Order of the Purple Heart”. Since then, 1.8 million have received the award.

To purchase a reproduction of “George Washington” on RequestAPrint, click this link: requestaprint.net/navy

References: This Day In History: History.com and The Purple Heart

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