Today in History: On This Date, August 7th, Back in 1782, George Washington Creates the Purple Heart


Did you know George Washington created the first United States military award, originally known as the military badge of merit, now known as the Purple Heart? We meet with Col. Gordon Sumner to learn more about the legacy of the Purple Heart award, and about the ceremony held at Mount Vernon on Purple Heart day every year.

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