MidHudson News Network – Purple Heart commemorative coin is the next tribute for Americans wounded in service to their country

September 25, 2019

NEW WINDSOR – About 1.8 million Americans have been awarded a Purple Heart for sustaining wounds in combat. That’s an estimate according to the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, in New Windsor, which counts back to 1932 and the modern version of the award, first given, in different form, by George Washington, not far from the current hall.
Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D, NY-18) pushed through the House legislation to create a new honor. He assembled supporters in front of the hall Tuesday afternoon.