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Military Order of the Purple Heart
NEWS

Purple Heart Stamp - 1st Day of Issue Ceremony
The $.39 Purple Heart Commemorative Stamp's 1st Day of Issue Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 26, 2006 at 10:00 AM at the Women In Military Service for America Memorial.  This is located in the Arlington National Cemetery.  A reception will follow the ceremony. 

Purple Heart Hall of Honor
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is currently under construction in New York's Hudson River Valley at the New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site. Its mission is to collect and preserve the stories of Purple Heart recipients from all branches of the service and across the generations in an attempt to ensure that all recipients are represented. Their stories will be preserved and shared through exhibits, live and videotaped interviews with the veterans themselves, and the Roll of Honor, an interactive computer program preserving the stories of each individual. The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor the first in the nation to recognize the more than 800,000 Americans wounded or killed in action while serving in the United States Military.

For more information or to have your story preserved as a Purple Heart recipient, contact:  
Michael J. Clark, Project Coordinator, National Purple Heart Hall of Honor New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site, P.O.Box 207 (374 Temple Hill Road), Vails Gate, NY 12584-0207, Telephone: 845-561-1765, e-mail:Michael J. Clark

Purple Heart Magazine
The official magazine of MOPH.  It is published six times a year for the enjoyment of members or subscribers.  Each issue brings a series of timely and well written articles about the activities of the Order around the country, veterans issues and book review.  Click the title to download and view the latest issues of the magazine.

VA Announces New Survivor Benefits Web Site
WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has created a new Internet Web site for the surviving spouses and dependents of military personnel who died on active duty and for the survivors and dependents of veterans who died after leaving the military.

The Web site is organized into two broad categories – death in service and death after service.  It provides visitors with information about a wide range of benefits for the surviving spouse, dependent children, and dependent parents of deceased veterans and active-duty personnel.  The site also has information from -- and links to -- other federal agencies and organizations that offer benefits and services to survivors and dependents.

The new website can be found at www.vba.va.gov/survivors or by clicking the “Survivors Benefits” button on the left panel of www.vba.va.gov.

 

 









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