contributed by Liz Zaczek, senior staff writer
National Purple Heart Day, observed each August 7, is a time for Americans to pause, remember and honor those who were wounded by an instrument of war or made the ultimate sacrifice on the fields of battle. The Purple Heart is one of the military’s oldest awards and one of the first to be given to enlisted soldiers or non-commissioned officers.
Here are 7 interesting facts about the Purple Heart in honor of the day:
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