In honor of my husband: The Purple Heart Medal. The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those who have been wounded or killed while serving on or after April 5, 1917 with the U.S. military.
Purple Heart. - a simple purple heart medal - without the profile figure - the wounds our girls have suffered have not gone unnoticed. God not only cares for the girls that live with us, God sees their pain and has plans to raise them up one day. " ...and those who seem unimportant now will be the greatest then." Matthew 19:30
The Purple Heart Medal (PH) is a decoration presented in the name of the President of the United States to recognize members of the U.S. military who have been wounded or killed in battle. It differs from other military decorations in that a "recommendation" from a superior is not required, but rather individuals are entitled based on meeting certain criteria found in AR 600-8-22.
Backside view of a full size Purple Heart medal, which is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those wounded or killed, while serving, on or after April 5, 1917, with the U.S. military. With its forerunner, the Badge of Military Merit, which took the form of a heart made of purple cloth, the Purple Heart is the oldest military award still given to U.S. military members. This version features a double 'pin back' clutch with a ribbon lapel bar.