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COVID-19: Affecting America’s Veteran Population

At the Purple Heart Foundation, we have been monitoring the spread of COVID-19 just like all of you. As you may know, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the spread of the coronavirus as a “Pandemic”; a situation nobody was... Continue Reading →

Spreading Holiday Love

The spirit of giving brings us together, whether it’s giving Christmas presents under the tree or giving back in your community. In an effort to spread holiday cheer, Purple Heart Foundation staff volunteered on Saturday, December 21, 2019 to serve... Continue Reading →

Mesothelioma Awareness Day: How This Disease Continues to Impact Veterans

Every 26th of September, Mesothelioma Awareness Day (MAD) is recognized as a day to spread information about this rare disease and educate people about the dangers of its only known cause, asbestos exposure. Of the nearly 3,000 Americans diagnosed with... Continue Reading →

Daniel Prigge: Surviving the Hits

The Purple Heart Foundation connects with Purple Heart recipients to share their unforgettable stories of valor. Here on the Purple Heart Foundation blog, you will read about the personal experiences of some of our heroes. These veterans have proudly served... Continue Reading →

Sgt. Dorsey: The wallet that saved my life!

On Aug. 14, 1937, Mrs. Elizabeth Dorsey gave her youngest son, Raymond, a leather wallet as a present on his 16th birthday; she never knew that wallet would save her son’s life in WWII. Raymond Dorsey joined the 22nd Infantry... Continue Reading →

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 →

“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 →

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