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Purple Heart Day

Event Details

Join Purple Heart day 5k, 10k, 8k, and 21k both running and cycling event

Event Details
• 5K Running Event
• 10K Running Event
• 8K Cycling Event
• 21K Cycling Event

NATIONAL PURPLE HEART DAY

During the American Revolutionary War, the Badge for Military Merit decorated six known soldiers. Purple Heart Day on August 7 commemorates the creation of the oldest American military decoration for military merit, the Purple Heart and honors the men and women who are of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Honor everyone you know that has received a Purple Heart. Use #PurpleHeartDay to post on social media and inform others to do so as well.

HISTORY

Since 1932, Purple Heart Day has been celebrated on various days. Sometimes commemorated on Washington’s birthday, other times on Valentine’s Day or at other times declared during the year in different cities and states across the country. Each declaration encouraged citizens to support wounded veterans with the purchase of a purple viola. Purple Heart Day recognizes not only the merit but more importantly the men and women killed and wounded in combat who have earned the badge of honor. As the day evolved it more commonly was observed on the day the Purple Heart was created.

Thank you National Day Calendar for the information

Event Dates

Event Start Date: 09th Aug 2019
Event End Date: 11th Aug 2019
Last Registration Date: 11th Aug 2019

Awards

Awards

1st Place – e-Certificate & Social Media Announcement

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