Over the last three years, Purple Hearts Reunited has rescued/purchased close to 100 WWI era Purple Heart Medals, Wound Certificates, or Purple Heart Certificates. With the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. entering the Great War (06 April 1917) fast approaching, our goal will be to locate each one of these families and or find a home of honor for these items in order to commemorate these Soldiers and their families, educate the community, and bring general awareness to the 100th Anniversary of World War I.
We need the support of all volunteers on the Valor Task Force to assist with spreading this project through social media platforms and word of mouth. This will be a huge financial endeavor and we have set a fundraising goal of $100,000 to cover the cost of 100 returns (Medal Rescue, Framing, and Travel Logistics). Also, one of our goals is to foster relationships with fellow American’s, Veteran Service Organizations (VSO), or like minded businesses and would like to team up with them to help support this project. If you know of individuals, VSOs, or businesses that would be interested in supporting this project, please have them contact our Development Director, Mrs. Sarah Corry at [email protected].