National Purple Heart Hall of Honor set to expand

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The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor will be expanding, after the organization got $10 million to make improvements. The Purple Heart is the nation’s oldest military decoration.

The expansion will include a new wing with enhanced and interactive exhibits and galleries, improved pedestrian circulation throughout the Hall, public gathering space, increased programming, a redesigned entrance, improved accessibility, native landscaping, more convenient parking and several walkway improvements.

The Hall of Honor is the first in the nation dedicated to commemorating the sacrifices of the estimated 1.8 million recipients of this award. The new expansion will allow the Hall of Honor to collect, preserve and share more stories of Purple Heart recipients from all branches of service and across all conflicts for which the award has been available. Final designs of the expansion are expected to be complete by 2019 with construction beginning in 2020.

The address for the the Hall of Honor is 374 Temple Hill Road, New Windsor, NY 12553.

You can search Purple Heart recipients from all fifty states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, Samoa and the Philippines, using this website.

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