Americans all across the country have been celebrating and remembering our veterans over the last few days and we can all agree that those who have offered up their lives to defend our country deserve our utmost respect and gratitude.
A lot of people out there use Veteran’s Day as an opportunity to give back to one of the many great charities out there that address the variety of issues that our veterans face on a daily basis. If you’re one of those people, consider checking out Purple Hearts Reunited.
Here’s their story…
Purple Hearts Reunited was established in Vermont on July 23, 2012. As a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit foundation, Purple Hearts Reunited is the only organization in the country returning lost or stolen medals to veterans and military families at no cost. Purple Hearts Reunited spends a considerable amount of time researching and locating the original recipient or family and, when possible, conducts a “Return Ceremony” to reunite the veteran or family with the medal. To date, Purple Hearts Reunited has returned the service medals of more than 600 veterans and is currently working on over 300 lost medals that need a home. In the case that a veteran or family cannot be found, a home of honor is located for the medal, such as a military museum. Purple Hearts Reunited also takes time to enroll these heroes into the Purple Heart Hall of Honor and has successfully enrolled over 1500 recipients.
Mission: To return lost or stolen military medals of valor to veterans or their families, in order to honor their sacrifice to the nation.
Anyone interested in making a donation can do so here.
You can check out the long list of veterans who have benefited from the great work PHR does by clicking here.
Talk about a great cause.