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National Purple Heart Hall of Honor

Freedom & Dignity

The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor honors the men and women who have been awarded the Purple Heart, by collecting, preserving and sharing their stories. The award is made to those members of the Armed Forces who have been wounded or killed by enemy action. The Hall of Honor is located here to commemorate the 1932 ceremony awarding of the Purple Heart to 137 local World War I veterans on these grounds.

Exhibits begin with a visual timeline of America’s 20th-21st century conflicts and is complemented by a timeline interactive display providing information on conflicts from the Civil War to today, reflecting the range of conflicts for which the Purple Heart has been available. The Main Gallery chronicles the changing nature of warfare and combatants through images, artifacts and personal narratives of individual recipients. The Roll of Honor database is available for visitors to search for Purple Heart recipients. A ten minute video provides a window into the experience of nine Purple Heart recipients.

Amenities: Passport Stamp, Family Friendly, Restrooms

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