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THE HONOR OF A WARRIOR

EDWARD A. CARTER JR. (1916–1963) As Black History Month comes to an end, the Purple Heart Foundation honors the exemplary heroism, unmatched determination and commendable bravery of a young African American soldier. His actions were profound for a soldier of... Continue Reading →

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“Never Give Up, Never Surrender” – By JP Lane

My name is Justin Lane, aka JP Lane. Many people have their own reasoning for joining the military, mine is probably similar to most my age, in 2001, watching the twin towers fall. I was reminded of that feeling when... Continue Reading →

Vietnam Veteran to High School History

We all wonder where life will take us, he never wondered, he knew. John Harrison, a sophomore student at North Carolina University, wanted to fly helicopters but the only way he was able to, was by joining the Army. Not... Continue Reading →

The Final Goodbye

A teary-eyed, George W. Bush, said his final goodbye to his father, George H.W. Bush Sr. and former 41st President of the United States, while giving his eulogy at the National Cathedral last Wednesday, December 5th.  The former President passed... Continue Reading →

The Real Story of Veteran’s Day

...The 11th hour... ...On the 11th day... ...Of the 11th month... Hostility ceased in this moment back in 1918 marking the end of World War I. Armistice Day was then celebrated on the 11th day of November to commemorate the... Continue Reading →

Walking Across America For Purple Hearts!

On March 1st, 2018 two friends, Matt Andersen & Trevor Stephens, began their journey, a “Walk Across America,” that would take a little over 6 months and raise awareness and money for a charity of their choosing. We only learned... Continue Reading →

The Sisterhood of the Military: Susan Hale Jaracz Story

When you think of the military one word that comes to most people’s mind is “brotherhood”. But what happens when a woman is thrown into the mix? Does that change the dynamic of the team? Does that mean there could... Continue Reading →

Colin Powell: A Man of Many Accomplishments

In honor of Black History Month, the Purple Heart Foundation wanted to highlight the incredible and honorable service of Colin Powell, a United States statesman and a retired Four-Star General in the United States Army. On April 5, 1937 in... Continue Reading →

Henry Johnson: The Story of an Unsung Hero

In honor of #BlackHistoryMonth, the #PurpleHeartFoundation wants to reflect on the service and sacrifice of Henry Johnson, the first known African American to receive the #PurpleHeartMedal. The Purple Heart Foundation honors all veterans for their sacrifice. To show your support for #veterans like Henry Johnson, make your pledge today!

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