The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the armed forces of the U.S. who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action. It is specifically a combat decoration.
The organization now known as the "Military Order of the Purple Heart," was formed in 1932 for the protection and mutual interest of all who have received the decoration. Composed exclusively of Purple Heart recipients, it is the only veterans service organization comprised strictly of “combat” veterans.
Funds for welfare, rehabilitation and/or service work carried on by the organization are derived through the collection of used household items, the operation of thrift stores, through the donation of automobiles and, at the community level, from the annual distribution of its official flower, the Purple Heart Viola. Violas are assembled by disabled and needy veterans, many of whom receive little or no compensation from other sources. Thus, your contribution to our programs serve are two-fold. First, they help the veterans who participate in these endeavors and, secondly, they enable the organization to do many things on behalf of hospitalized and needy veterans and their families.
Wives, mothers, daughters, step-daughters and adopted daughters of Purple Heart recipients are eligible to belong to the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, which also does important work nationally and locally in veterans' hospitals.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
I found a really cute video on YouTube called A Puppy Christmas. I just had to share it!! And speaking of puppies, OLA.com sellers have a lot of cute puppy items for you to choose from!!
Just take a peek!!
Puppies at Play Wood Magnet from Sparky44_1999. Sparky makes his wood magnets and they are super!! He has LOTS of wood magnets!!
And for your wall, how about this Four Aces Lab Puppy Collector Plate from our store, Kornkountrytreasures!!
Whatever your pleasure, come on over to OLA.com and browse around!! And enjoy the cute video!!
Merry Christmas and thank you!!