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Purple Heart Day - Additional Learning Links
By Sarah Lane
Feb 23, 2006, 08:00 PST

Additional Learning Links for The Purple Heart


Purple Heart

A home site for the Purple Heart, this is the place to find out just about anything pertaining to the subject.  This congressionally chartered Veteran’s Organization is exclusively for combat wounded Veterans.  Read current news articles or link to special interests.

Source:              The Military Order of the Purple Heart

Reading Level:   Moderate



For designs of the original medal, descriptions, criteria, pictures, and more, look here.  There is also an extensive article on the background and history of the Purple Heart.

Source:              Military, Army

Reading Level:   Moderate


History of the Badge

For a comprehensive account of ‘The Badge of Military Honor’ and its transformation into the Purple Heart, check this page.  There are orders from the War Department, associations, and rankings.

Source:              U.S. Army, Center for Military History

Reading Level:   Moderate


Heart Highway

In recognition of its connection to military history, this stretch of road was named the ‘Purple Heart Highway.’  Find out where it’s located and why it’s an important piece of our nation’s history.

Source:              ONS, Inc.

Reading Level:   Moderate

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