Hudson Valley Press: National Purple Heart Day Celebrates 33 Veterans

August 21, 2019

By Jennifer L. Warren
Published Aug 14, 2019
Illuminated, fulfilled, and most of all, validated.
Those were the words Army Veteran Sergeant Jon Wambi Cook of California used to describe his Purple Heart Experience last Wednesday. After spending a couple of days soaking up the special historical depth of the Hudson Valley region: First on Tuesday at The United States Military Academy for “West Point Day,” then on Wednesday for National Purple Heart Day touring New Windsor’s The Purple Heart Museum and Washington’s Headquarters as well as participating in a culminating, heartfelt Ceremony at the City of Newburgh’s Armory Unity Center, Cook was visibly touched by the outpouring of love as well as depth of history that surrounded him.

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